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Product Description

Pisum sativum

This heirloom snow pea variety is loved for both its edible pods and purple flowers. The Dwarf Grey sugar pea variety grows up to 3 feet tall and thrives in cool, wet climates. Shoots are used as garnishes and in salad mixes. Preferred for both taste and tenderness. Small snow pea pods avgerage 2½ inches long. Twenty eight inch vines may be grown with or without support. Can be harvested early as a snow pea or allowed to grow and used as snap pea.

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Quick Facts

Plant Size: 24 inches

Hardiness: TA

Sun: Full

Seed Planting Depth: "

Days to Harvest: 55 days

Good for Container: Yes

Seed Origin: Y

Easy to Grow: Yes

Water: Moderate

Days to Germinate: 10–14 days

Plant Spacing: 12–18 inches

Edible Flower: No

Growing Guide

Peas are a cold hardy crop, and need a cool growing season to succeed. They prefer well drained soils with a pH between 6.0–7.0. Inoculate peas with Rhizobium bacteria to stimulate nitrogen fixation for improved yield and soil fertility. Even short-vined ‘bush’ varieties benefit from trellising, increasing yield and making them easier to harvest.

Peas are most often direct seeded, but can be transplanted if soil is too wet and cold, and if you are careful not to disturb the roots. Inoculate seed with Rhizobium bacteria prior to planting for optimum Nitrogen fertility. Direct seed in spring 2–4 weeks before the last frost. For a fall crop, seed 8–12 weeks before the first fall frost. Seeds will germinate at soil temperatures as low as 45°F, but sprout more quickly between 60–75°F. Plant seeds 1 inch deep, 1 seed every 1-3 inches, allowing 24-36 inches between rows. To start indoors, fill 2–4 inch pots with a sterile seed starting mix. Plant 2-4 seeds per pot, ½ to 1 inch deep. Do not thin. Harden seedlings for 7–10 days before transplanting out 2-4 weeks before the last spring frost. Carefully plant out each pot 4–6 inches apart without disturbing roots of grouped seedlings.

Peas are susceptible to various soil borne seed and seedling rots as well as foliar diseases such as Ascochyta Blight and Powdery Mildew. Choose mildew resistant varieties for fall sowings (see variety descriptions). Avoid overhead irrigation, trellis and increase plant spacing to maximize airflow, practice crop rotations, and compost crop debris to manage these and other diseases. Heavy thrips pressure may be controlled by use of row covers or OMRI-approved Spinosad sprays. See our merchandise section for related products.

Harvest shell peas when the pods are plump and full. Harvest snap peas when the pods are thick and crispy and the peas have filled out inside the pod. Harvest snow peas when they reach a desirable size. Harvest all types frequently to encourage continuous production. Store in the refrigerator. Peas freeze well for long storage.

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Impulse buy four weeks ago and so thrilled I did! Seeds were started in a Jiffy tray and sprouted within a few days. Plants are in small pots in a raised bed greenhouse now and are about 7” high. I’m hoping to transplant them into the raised bed next week after the significant rainfall threat ends. Hopefully I can utilize the frame of the bed as a trellis and make a little shade for the lettuce varieties I bought as well!

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