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

(2 customer reviews)

$2.95

Family:  Legume (Fabaceae)

Annual.  65 days.

(Oregon Sugar Pod II 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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  1. Marie Desmond

    Oregon Sugar Pod II snow peas

    Marie Desmond (verified owner)

    I’m not at all impressed. I started them in the garden like normal snow peas but it took forever for them to grow much and they are just Now starting to produce where normal peas would have been producing like crazy way before now. I think next year I’ll just bother with the trellis. In my opinion these did not do well. Wasn’t worth the garden space and certainly not worth the trouble just to avoid using a trellis.

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    crisnichole.walker (verified owner)

    I purchased these to grow and harvest seed sprouts – after harvesting, I pitched the root cakes into the compost pile (without turning) and now they’re beginning to grow! Is it too late to plunk them into the garden? Or would they do well in containers?

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      Richo Cech

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      Hello! Peas do best direct-seeded in the garden early in the spring. Thy grow quite tall, so are generally not suited for containers. However good gardeners make almost anything work, follow your intuition!
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