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Pea, Super Sugar Snap

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This incredible pea is even better than the famous Sugar Snap.

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We call these our "Renaissance peas" because of their virtuoso versatility. They're delicious raw, steamed or stir-fried-and you eat them pod and all. The plant produces thick, full-size, ever so sweet snap peas-sweeter than famous Sugar Snap-and delectable in salads or appetizers and earlier, more productive and hardier.
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Product properties

Days To Maturity The average number of days from when the plant is actively growing in the garden to the expected time of harvest.

64 days

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

3-5 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.

60-72 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
64 days
Fruit Size
3-5 inches
Full Sun
8 inches
60-72 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
6 inches
Life Cycle
Pea, Super Sugar Snap is rated 4.48 out of 5 by 25.
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Best thing in the garden! These peas are great! Fat and so tasty right off the vine. The dog and I are enjoying them!
Date published: 2015-07-19
Rated 4 out of 5 by from These are delicous Planted 6 seeds but only 5 came up. 4 of the 5 shot up and grew like crazy the fifth one had a hard time growing and I tried everything I could think of to help it but in the end I had to pull him up. I was able to pick a few of them a few days ago and they are just amazing!!! So worth the wait I plan to plant some more here soon so I can have a harvest in fall too!!!
Date published: 2015-07-07
Rated 5 out of 5 by from great pea the best thing is the seeds last a year or two so you can keep growing them. just keep then clean and dry. I have a couple seed safes.
Date published: 2014-09-22
Rated 2 out of 5 by from delicious, but not productive I planted 8 seeds but only 2 germinated. And I only got about 8-10 pea pods on each of those 2 plants, which was very disappointing. The peas we got were incredibly delicious right off the plant, but I'd expected better results from a vegetable with such rave reviews. I'll try again next year, though, since they tasted SOOO good.
Date published: 2014-09-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Prolific These peas were extremely productive and very tasty. I only grew a double 8' row and had more peas than my family of 4 could consume.
Date published: 2014-05-11
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Short season, great flavor Here in zone 8 Texas, I plant these in a container about 5 inches apart - in early January. They're relatively slow growing to start but only need minor frost protection. Around March they start producing like crazy, and keep going that way for about a month, maybe a month and a half if the weather treats us well. Unfortunately, after any two consecutive days of 80+ weather (very common in April, even March) they sulk for a while. Short season - fantastic taste.
Date published: 2014-05-06
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great pea These peas are super sweet and great fresh off the plant, it was not uncommon for me to pick 8 or more every morning. They grew ridiculously fast. I had two plants and that was not nearly enough, this year I am planting eight. I did battle aphids and caterpillars, but I discovered if you boil tomato leaves and let them steep over night, you can make your own pesticide, just add a little oil to your tomato 'tea' and spray your plants down with it every morning for a week or two. It's best to get the insect problem under control before your fruit sets because if you spray the tomato insecticide on your peas or any other edible you're growing, you'll have to wash it before you eat it as tomato leaves are poisonous, but it is an organic way of battling the bugs and once you get them under control they stay away for the rest of the season.
Date published: 2014-03-27
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy yummy yum yum. I have grown these peas 4-5 years running now. 2 years ago my dad put a fence around the garden because we were losing the tops off the peas, the beets and all the sweet corn to the herds of deer here in Michigan. As soon as the fence was up we noticed that nearly everything in the garden was producing better than we ever realized. Everything that is except the peas. And then I watched as my brother, my dad, my kids, the neighbors kids, and even my mother walked through the peas eating AT WILL. Peas, pods and all down the hatch of every casual passerby. And in all honesty they aren't casual passers by, it's a special trip down there and you have to open a locked gate. Oh well, I shouldn't really complain, I grew the peas to encourage my family to eat more vegetables and it's working better than I ever dreamed.
Date published: 2014-01-13
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