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Pea, Sugar Daddy Organic

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The first truly stringless edible podded pea.

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The first truly stringless edible podded pea. 3" deep green pods on 24" vines. Resists powdery mildew and pea leaf roll virus. Harvest about 60 to 65 days after sowing.
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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
    First Date: Apr-04 - Last Date: May-16

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 2.0 out of 5 by 20.
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Tough, very stringy. Nearly inedible I can't understand how the seller could have sabotaged a mainstay crop with these seeds. DON'T BUY! And please pull these from the market. I could have had Cascadia or something nice, but this junk was all that I saw at store.
Date published: 2019-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Not stringy! So crispy and delicious! I had a late start to the season but the first pick turned out marvelously. I only used one packet, in an overcrowded garden. I am very happy with my selection.
Date published: 2018-07-23
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Horrible germination was excellent..produce was horrible.Beautiful plants,many excited to harvest with the grandchildren. The pods were not stringless and they were tough and thin walled/not a snap pea. These were planted 1st week of May and produced as stated in 60 days...but they were inedible,the grandchildren are so sad..tradition to raid the peas every year. I always have gotten the super sugar snaps but none of the area stores had them? I will attempt to grow the super sugar snaps for a fall harvest if I can obtain the seed. ,but wow did Burbee really rained on the farm parade with this product. Three 20 ft rows of disappointment.
Date published: 2018-07-08
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Pods stringy and tough Planted for first time and, unfortunately, my last. The Pods are stringy and tough. Nothing like the Sugar Snap peas. Must all be shelled to be able to eat.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Never again I only wish I had read these reviews before I planted Sugar Daddyies. I was expecting something like Sugar Snaps, but instead, as the other reviewers say, I got tough, inedible pods. Burpee - you should remove these from your product line. I am really unhappy about wasting my time and money.
Date published: 2018-06-18
Rated 1 out of 5 by from Not a good snap or snow pea. I bought these seeds thinking they were a snap pea for eating whole. The description says "the first stringless podded pea." Nope. Stringy and tough.
Date published: 2018-06-12
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
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