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Pea, Sugar Daddy Organic

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The first truly stringless podded pea.

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The first truly stingless podded pea. 3" deep green pods on 24" vines. Resists powdery mildew and pea leaf roll virus. Harvest about 74 days after sowing.
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Item#: 60685A
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Type Some flowers and vegetables fall into subcategories that may define how they grow (such as pole or bush), what they are used for (such as slicing tomatoes or shelling peas), flower type, or other designations that will help you select the type of a class of plant that you are looking for.

Snap Edible Pod

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

60-65 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.

24-30 inches

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  • Peas

    Start Indoors Start Indoors Starting seeds indoors is called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds indoors in the spring or summer
    Transplant Transplant When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for spring
    Start Outdoors Start Outdoors Starting seeds outdoors is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the spring or summer
    Start Indoors Fall Start Indoors Fall Starting seeds indoors in the fall called Indoor Sow or Indirect Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    Transplant Fall Transplant Fall Transplant Fall-When to transplant bulbs or roots in the garden for fall
    Start Outdoors Fall Start Outdoors Fall Starting seeds outdoors in the fall is called Outdoor Sow or Direct Sow and these dates are when to sow seeds outdoors in the fall
    S S Succession Planting This means that the plants have multiple harvests in a season
    First Date: Apr-21 - Last Date: Jun-02
    First Date: Jul-10 - Last Date: Aug-21

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.
Snap Edible Pod
Days To Maturity
60-65 days
Fruit Size
3 inches
Full Sun
8 inches
24-30 inches
Sow Method
Direct Sow
Planting Time
Fall, Spring
Sow Time
2-4 weeks BLF
8 inches
Pea, Sugar Daddy Organic is rated 2.1 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from so tough! I planted this and it grew quite well. I was looking forward to eating them. But, the pod is so tough and chewy. Then, I thought maybe I could let them grow and shell them. The peas inside were flavorless. Don't waste your money.
Date published: 2017-08-09
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Neither fish nor fowl... Oddest peas I've ever grown. Grabbed them on my way out of a store and thought they were sugar snaps. They are not. Nor are they snow peas. Or podded peas. I honestly don't know what they are suppose to be. First, they are NOT stringless. Tough to pick. Some of them when very young could be stir fried but I had to sort through them to find the ones that did not have really tough shells. When left to grow peas, the peas are nothing special. Not sure why this is still in the catalog given that others have been saying similar things for years.
Date published: 2017-07-09
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Yummy when young and raw I find that the small (1-2" long) fat ones are delicious whole and raw. My husband and I were just eating these fresh off the vine yesterday. If the beans are growing skinny, I allow them to continue growing, afterwhich I eat only the peas as the skins get that tough, stringy texture. The peas raw, however, are wonderful.
Date published: 2017-05-08
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Prolific I picked these while the peas are small, pulled the string off, and boiled them. They are tender and slightly sweet.
Date published: 2017-05-07
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not stringless I just picked my first bowl of peas for a stir fry. There are stings, and the pods are stringy tough. I would not buy these again for peas to cook in a stir fry where you eat the entire pod.
Date published: 2017-05-05
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not Good Very low yield. As others have stated these pods are not edible. There shelling peas. Wont be growing again. They were basically a waste of space in my raised beds.
Date published: 2017-01-03
Rated 2 out of 5 by from Tough stringy pods. Sweet peas Product totally misrepresented by seed packaging. Packaging notes product is "first truly stringless pea". Not even close. Though the package does not explicitly say the pod is edible the implication from the photo and the "stringless pod" declaration strongly implies that it is. Yeah, if you're half goat! Even when picked fairly small the pods are no where near as tender/edible as their Super Sugar Snap variety. I will have to wait until the peas themselves have developed and harvest as a selling peas as the peas have a nice sweet taste (and the reason for two stars in stead of one). I will not be planting these again.
Date published: 2016-10-01
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Terrible Planted Sugar Daddy snap pea and what came up was shell peas. Obviously, the wrong seed was put in the package called Sugar Daddy. The shell peas are very good, but wanted snap peas. Won't be purchasing again.
Date published: 2016-08-06
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