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Organic Sugar Daddy Snap Pea Seeds

Pisum sativum

  • HOW TO GROW
  • FAST FACTS
  • REVIEWS

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Because peas thrive in cool weather and do not transplant well, they should be planted outside 4-6 weeks before the last frost or when the average soil temperature reaches at least 40 degrees F. If planting later, remember that most peas won't tolerate weather above 75 degrees F. Plant the peas 2" deep in light soil and full sun. For an early spring crop, plant in the same manner in the fall. Peas do not do well when planted near onions or garlic.

Growing: Before they bloom, pea plants need to be kept moist but not wet; after blooming, slightly increase the watering. Remove weeds carefully to avoid disturbing the plants; mulch may be helpful to conserve moisture and control weeds. A small trellis or other support may be helpful for picking, but is not necessary. This variety of pea resists disease and pests.

Harvesting: These peas can be harvested as soon as the peas begin to round out the pods. For best crispness and taste, harvest them at their mature length of 3. They can also be left to mature and harvested for shelling. Gather only for immediate use, since peas lose their freshness quickly in storage.

Seed Saving: To save seed from garden peas, let the pods mature fully on the vine; they will turn brown, and the peas should rattle inside when they have dried completely. Pick them individually, or pull the entire plant and hang it upside down in a warm, dry location to finish drying. Shell the peas after 1-2 weeks of drying. Store the seed in a cool, dry place for up to three years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Pisum sativum

Type: Open Pollinated, Cool Season|Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 90

Planting Method: Direct Sow

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Size Price Quantity
XL Mylar Packet (~75 Seeds) $2.50 -+
1 Oz Mylar (28.4g) $4.80 Sold Out
1/4 Lb Mylar (113g) $5.40 Sold Out
1 Lb Mylar (454g) $10.80 Sold Out
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Dr. Calvin Lamborn, known for his groundbreaking introduction of the first edible-podded snap pea, introduced the Sugar Daddy variety after 25 years of development. It was hailed as the first stringless podded pea, as well as having excellent disease resistance.

HOW TO GROW

Sowing: Because peas thrive in cool weather and do not transplant well, they should be planted outside 4-6 weeks before the last frost or when the average soil temperature reaches at least 40 degrees F. If planting later, remember that most peas won't tolerate weather above 75 degrees F. Plant the peas 2" deep in light soil and full sun. For an early spring crop, plant in the same manner in the fall. Peas do not do well when planted near onions or garlic.

Growing: Before they bloom, pea plants need to be kept moist but not wet; after blooming, slightly increase the watering. Remove weeds carefully to avoid disturbing the plants; mulch may be helpful to conserve moisture and control weeds. A small trellis or other support may be helpful for picking, but is not necessary. This variety of pea resists disease and pests.

Harvesting: These peas can be harvested as soon as the peas begin to round out the pods. For best crispness and taste, harvest them at their mature length of 3. They can also be left to mature and harvested for shelling. Gather only for immediate use, since peas lose their freshness quickly in storage.

Seed Saving: To save seed from garden peas, let the pods mature fully on the vine; they will turn brown, and the peas should rattle inside when they have dried completely. Pick them individually, or pull the entire plant and hang it upside down in a warm, dry location to finish drying. Shell the peas after 1-2 weeks of drying. Store the seed in a cool, dry place for up to three years.

FAST FACTS

Latin Name: Pisum sativum

Type: Open Pollinated, Cool Season|Warm Season

USDA Zones: 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

Seeds per Ounce: 90

Planting Method: Direct Sow

Reviews