Peas, Snow, Oregon Sugar Pod II (Pisum sativum), organic


Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Annual.  65 days.

(Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea)  Disease resistant and very sweet, these are a great choice for spring, late summer and fall plantings.  4 inch stringless pods, self supportive plants to 2 feet tall, no trellis required, no trellis cleanup required.  Peas are best planted directly into the garden a few weeks before the other common spring vegetables such as beets and carrots.  For peas, choose a sunny, moist location where there is mellow garden soil (make sure its been at least 6 months since the last application of compost).   Peas must not be planted too deeply–do not be fooled by their large size–they’re pansies about germination and don’t like to push through too much dirt.  Each pea seedling is precious–do not thin!  Keep the rows at least 3 feet apart, and weed very carefully so as not to injure the fine roots of the peas.  If you catch the season correctly, peas can provide a great deal of food in season.

The packet contains 50 seeds.  The pound seeds 500 row feet.  If you are anything like me, you want pea seeds early in the season, and are quite annoyed if you do not have them when the weather is prime for planting.  Somehow, it is easy for this to happen.  I recommend you purchase your pea seed well in advance of pea season.  It sneaks up on you.


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