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Pea, Sugar Snap

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The original snap pea—an All-America Selections winner.

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Delicious, fleshy 3" round pods are great to eat whole when fully grown. GARDEN HINTS: Provide strong support for 6' vines. For earliest sowing, prepare rows in fall to avoid working cool, wet, spring soil. Sow 2 or 3 times, 7 to 10 days apart, to extend harvest. To save space, sow in double rows 3" apart with 2 1/2 to 3' of space between double rows.
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Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

70 days

Fruit Size The average size of the fruit produced by this product.

3 inches

Sun The amount of sunlight this product needs daily in order to perform well in the garden. Full sun means 6 hours of direct sun per day; partial sun means 2-4 hours of direct sun per day; shade means little or no direct sun.

Full Sun

Spread The width of the plant at maturity.

8 inches

Height The typical height of this product at maturity.

48-72 inches

Sow Method This refers to whether the seed should be sown early indoors and the seedlings transplanted outside later, or if the seed should be sown directly in the garden at the recommended planting time.

Direct Sow

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How to Sow

  • Because peas are members of the legume family of plants, they can benefit from an application of a soil inoculant designed for beans and peas, prior to planting. The inoculant will enable the plants to take nitrogen from the air to use as fertilizer, which can increase crop yield and quality.
  • For optimum flavor, grow in cool weather.
  • Coat untreated seed with an inoculant.
  • Sow in average soil in full sun in early spring for first crop, in late summer for fall crop.
  • Support shorter peas on small stakes or a pea fence. Taller peas can be supported with a tower or trellis netting. Set supports for vining varieties prior to planting.
  • Sow 2 inches apart in double rows spaced 6 inches apart with 24 inches between each set of rows.
  • Cover with 1 inch of fine soil, and sow 1 inch deep.
  • Seedlings emerge in 7-14 days, possibly longer in cooler soils.
  • Thin gradually to stand 4-6 inches apart starting when seedlings are about 1-2 inches high.

How to Grow

  • Protect spring plantings with floating row covers to keep flea beetles away.
  • Keep weeds under control during the growing season. Weeds compete with plants for water, space and nutrients, so control them by either cultivating often or use a mulch to prevent their seeds from germinating. Avoid disturbing the soil around the plants when weeding.
  • Keep plants well watered during dry periods to promote rapid, uninterrupted growth. They do not perform well in overly wet conditions. Seeds can rot in wet soil before germination occurs when planted in early spring.
  • Monitor for pests and diseases. Check with your local Cooperative Extension Service for pest controls recommended for your area.

Harvest and Preserving Tips

  • To determine when to pick shell peas, check the pods by eye and feel. If the pea pod is round, has a nice sheen, and is bright green, it is ready. If the seeds have made ridges on the pod and the pods are dull green, it is past prime.
  • You can pick snap and snow peas at any time but they are tastiest when the pods still have some play around the peas when you squeeze the pods.
  • Pick snow peas before the peas start to enlarge.
  • If harvest exceeds immediate fresh use, you can freeze peas immediately after harvest to retain rich flavor. Blanch peas for two minutes in boiling water, drain, and then plunge into ice cold water for another two minutes. Drain again and loosely pack the peas into plastic freezer bags or containers. Use within 9 months for best quality.
  • Peas can also be dried in a dehydrator and stored in a sealed canister for use in soups and stews.
Days To Maturity
70 days
Fruit Size
3 inches
Sun
Full Sun
Spread
8 inches
Height
48-72 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
Thin
6 inches
Life Cycle
Annual
Pea, Sugar Snap is rated 4.4286 out of 5 by 7.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Vigorous! I planted these early this year on a west facing wall next to another house where they'd get afternoon sun. They shot up and produced a lot of pods (which were very tasty!) until the temperature shot up into the 110's when they got fried. I'm trying again this fall/winter and I expect excellent performance.
Date published: 2014-10-22
Rated 1 out of 5 by from plants died before I could plant them outdoors The seeds sprouted and grew into two vines about six inches high in separate 3" pots, but died just before the weather was ready for me to move them outdoors. I then tried again, and planted some more seeds that never sprouted. I don;t know if I'll bother trying these seeds again.
Date published: 2013-07-18
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Unbelievable yield - wonderful flavor! Have grown these annually for many years with 100% success. I sow the seeds about an inch apart on either side of a sturdy 6 foot trellis, sprinkling a bit of Burpee Booster (for peans and beans) in each hole. These peas had no trouble making it through the five hard freezes we had last January in Phoenix. By March, we were rewarded with thick, lush vines that were over the top of the trellis. The biggest trouble we have with these peas each year is that they grow so quickly that they must be picked at least every other day! Several pounds' yield from 1-1/2 packs of seeds. Here in Arizona, where fresh peas are a rarity in the grocery stores, these are our favorite annual treat. They rarely make it into cooked dishes... they are so sweet and tender that we eat them right out of the pod. Even my two teens and my dog love these! :)
Date published: 2011-10-01
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Spring treat These are wonderful. Planted mid Jan. We had frost to 30F, but they came though just fine. Seven plants yielding about a pint per day in April. Image is a six-year old hand.
Date published: 2010-04-20
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great value wow these were good. I planted a couple of my seeds and i was overwhelmed with the quality of these delicious peas. I used them in stir fries often.
Date published: 2009-08-14
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Super flavor Grew these in a tub up one of Burpee's bean towers. Plants weren't as prolific as I thought they would be, but I planted another sowing that took off in early summer. The pods are sweet and are excellent in salads or just as a snack! Vines produced till early fall.
Date published: 2009-01-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Jack and the beanstalk tall Talk about your easy peas, man. I jammed these in the soil after the frost date and let 'em rip. Not too long afterward I had beautiful tall stalks climbing (quickly) up the fence. I picked handfuls of these daily and used them in salads and stir fries. Very sweet, not stringy, firm. I accidentally sowed some sweet pea seeds in with these snap peas and it was a beautiful display. I will purposefully do this from now on since it was so pretty.
Date published: 2007-08-10
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