Pea, Super Snappy
The pods are as tasty as the peas inside.
Days To Maturity
2-4 weeks BLF
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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.
- In rows 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.
- 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 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 Maturity65 daysFruit Size5-6 inchesSunFull SunSpread8 inchesHeight28-32 inchesSow MethodDirect SowPlanting TimeFall, SpringSow Time2-4 weeks BLFThin6 inchesLife CycleAnnual
Pea, Super Snappy is rated out of 5 by 11.Rated 2 out of 5 by lina189 from Fair Results, Not Great Low yield, and plants are crawling on the ground.Date published: 2015-07-23Rated 1 out of 5 by mimi from pea disappointment Every year I grow your sugar snap peas and they are always so sweet and crunchy. Even the pods are delicious. This year I planted super snappy....what a disappointment. The pod is tough and bitter. They are all different shapes. Many of the pods have very small peas. Even my grandkids asked me what was wrong with the peas this year. Next year it is back to your delicious sugar snaps.Date published: 2015-07-11Rated 1 out of 5 by Saylensgrandma from Super Snappy very disappointing I planted two snap pea varieties at the same time. Burpee Super Sugar Snap and Burpee Super Snappy. The weather was still cool (4/1/14) and the germination rate for the Super Snappy was poor in comparison to the Super Sugar Snap and I had to replant the Super Snappy at the end of April. The plants are now bearing and the pods are indeed large. They are also very lacking in flavor and not at all sweet. There was no comparison to the sweetness of the Super Sugar Snap which can be enjoyed right off the vine. The Super Snappy is somewhat bitter. I have enough to freeze but I won't bother. They are all right only when I put them in a stir fry and can't really taste them.Date published: 2014-07-07Rated 5 out of 5 by SharrieLynn from Awesome Snap Pea! These are great snap peas! I'm not sure why people are having trouble with them, though I assume it might be their region. We pick them when they are young, and they are as sweet as ever! I'm getting tons of them from a single packet. I will definitely buy these again next year.Date published: 2014-07-02Rated 2 out of 5 by Shinnie from Vigorous plants, but little flavor The plants look good, but taste is very bland. Would not buy againDate published: 2014-01-21Rated 1 out of 5 by Wisconsingardner from Poor Pea Won't buy it again. NOT sweet. Pod though edible had huge string. Did not climb fence or other plants. TOTALLY disappointed. No edible peas for use this season. If it sounds too good to be true...Date published: 2013-07-21Rated 5 out of 5 by Ginger633 from Superb Snackable Delicious, and rarely make it into the kitchen. I just pop the pods and eat the peas straight off the vine. As an "edible pod"... eh. I don't like the pods. But if you let them grow until the pod is thin and you can see each of the round peas inside, the peas inside are *awesome*. You just cannot buy peas this sweet.Date published: 2012-06-20Rated 3 out of 5 by Sweepea from Not 'the one' After tiring of years erecting a trellis for climbing sugar snap peas, I turned to these and 'Sugar Bon' since they required no support. In my opinion neither compares with 'Super Sugar Snap'. Not really sweet and never seemed to mature to that round cross section that tells me a pea is ready to pick. I'm Sorry I lost a season with this experiment and will return to Super Sugar Snap next year. Get the ladder, I'm going back.Date published: 2012-04-30