Sugar Snap

Pisum sativum

Crunchy and sweet, the perfect treat to eat in the field. Abundant pods ensure the plentiful harvest will make it to the kitchen despite the snacking. Be sure to trellis the 4-5' vines.

Succulent edible pods reach maximum sweetness before the pod begins to turn dull and each pea becomes distinct. If left on the vine too long the pods become starchy. For the first harvest always taste multiple pods in different stages of growth to zero in on which ones are the sweetest.
SizePrice QtyPurchase
14 grams - Packet $ 2.50
1/4 lb(s) $ 5.65
Average Seed / oz Seed / 100' Row Average Yield / 100' Row Days to Harvest
110 6 oz 20 lbs 66
Planting Season Ideal Soil Temp Sun Frost Tolerance
Spring/Summer 50-75°F Full Sun Lightly Tolerant
Sowing Method Seed Depth Direct Seed Spacing Seeds Per Packet
Direct Seed 1-2" 2-3" 55
Mature Spacing Days to Sprout Production Cycle Seed Viability
2-3" 6-14 Annual 4-6 years
Snow/snap peas (edible pod) and shelling peas are frost-tolerant, cool weather crops that are planted early spring and late summer in full sun. Most garden peas are more productive and all are easier to harvest if given a fence or trellis to climb. Harvest snow/snap peas when pods are still tender and peas are immature. Harvest shelling peas when pods are fully fleshed out. When in doubt, taste pods in different stages of maturity to determine best flavor. Plant Seeds: 1/2" deep with 2" between seeds. Soil Temp: 50-75 F. Days to Sprout: 6-14. Thin To/Mature Plant Spacing: Don't thin. Companions: celery, chicory, radish, turnip, bean, carrot, corn. Seeds/Oz: 110. Seed Wt./100' Row: 6 oz. Yield/100' row: 20 lbs. Days to Harvest: 50-75. Seed Viability: 4-6 years.