Oregon Giant Sugar Pod Snow Pea Seeds - (Pisum sativum)
- Seed Count:
- Approx 100 seeds per pack
- Days to Maturity:
- 70 days
- Days to Germination:
- 5-10 days @ 45-75F
- Light Preference:
- Full sun to partial shade
- Plant Spacing:
- Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
Oregon Giant Sugar Pod Pea - The Best of the Best
Sweetest and largest pods of the snow pea type. Dark green, unusually large pods and peas remain sweet and tender longer than most other varieties. Beautiful white flowered vines grow to 30” without support.
Resistant to powdery mildew, pea enation mosaic virus, and fusarium. Bred by Dr. James Baggett of Oregon State University.
Heirloom peas or garden peas originated in middle Asia, from northwest India through Afghanistan and adjacent areas. A second area of development lies in the Near East, and a third includes the plateau and mountains of Ethiopia.
Heirloom peas were one of the most widely grown vegetables of northern Europe during the Middle ages, as their description and cultivation was evident in almost every early gardening or agricultural book of any language in middle and northern Europe.
Green peas are used fresh, cooked, frozen or canned. Dry peas are cooked whole or split.
The most important thing to know about growing peas is that they cannot stand hot weather. If you live in a warm climate, fall and even winter planting can be fine. Some southern gardeners sow in fall and let the seeds lie dormant in winter so that they can sprout as early as possible in the spring in order to beat the heat. Remember peas can be planted in early spring and be one of your first crops producing.
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This is my second year growing peas and the first with this variety. Although the description says they can grow without support, I chose to support them and was glad that I did. They taste great. My daughter 6 and her friends just watched me pick the first batch and asked for one. They ate it and then started clamoring for more! I picked about 45 pods for the first harvest and I think the girls at a third of them. How many little girls get so excited about fresh vegetables?! I'll definitely get these again.