Snow Peas

Little Snowpea White Pea

Little Snowpea White Pea

PE639

30 days. Pea season blasts off at breakneck speed with this incredibly early variety. Little Snowpea White starts producing its bright green, tender pods in just a few short weeks and continues its unwavering harvest for an extended season. The 40 inch tall plants produce crunchy pods that are delicious raw, steamed or stir-fried. PM.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 90-165 seeds per ounce.
  • PE639/S
  • 1 oz
  • $3.35

  • PE639/P
  • 3 oz
  • $4.95

  • PE639/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $7.95

  • PE639/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $26.95
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Soil Temp for Germ.Days to EmergenceSeed DepthThin Plants ToSeed SpacingRow SpacingMin. Germ.Seed LifeSeeds per ounceFertilizer Needs
45-75°F8-251-1 1/2"N/A1"18-24"80%2 years≈ 90-165Low


Pisum sativum Peas nourish our bodies with phytonutrients and, surprisingly, with omega-3 fatty acids. A hard-working crop, they improve the soil, fixing nitrogen that will feed future crops. Especially easy to grow in cool seasons. Snap peas have edible pods that are sweetest as the pods fatten up. High in vitamin C and niacin, they are most nutritious when fresh and briefly cooked. For the best nutrition and flavor, grow your own crops. Snap peas are the most productive of all the types of peas. Some snap peas develop strings that are easily removed by peeling them back as the pods are harvested.

Days to maturity are calculated from the date of direct seeding. Note: In areas with mild winters such as the maritime Northwest, where peas can be planted in February, add 35-40 days.

Culture
• Peas are a hardy cool-season crop that can be grown in a variety of soil types
• Side dress plants with 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer and 1/2 cup bone meal per 10 row feet
• Climbing varieties should be trellised
• Most bush-type vines can be supported on a short trellis or allowed to grow as a mound
• Environmental stress, such as prolonged hot weather or lack of moisture, will reduce yields
• Extend your harvest through multiple sowings

Direct Sowing
• Peas may be sown as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring
• Cool temperatures lead to slow and erratic germination
• Sow peas in July for a fall crop
• In mild climates you can overwinter

Insects & Diseases
Common insects: Pea aphid
Insect control: Pyrethrin should be applied at seedling stage if leaf scalloping is observed
Common diseases: Fusarium wilt (also called pea root rot), powdery and downy mildews, and pea enation mosaic virus (more common in Northwest and Northeast areas)
Disease control: Neem Concentrate or Greencure®
Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For snap and shelling peas, start checking for maturity as soon as the pods begin to swell
• Harvest frequently to keep plants producing
• If left on the vine too long, the peas become starchy and the pods become tough
• Store at 36°F and 95% humidity

KEY TO PEA DISEASE RESISTANCE AND TOLERANCE
HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AF | Ascochyta
DM | Downy Mildew
E | Enation Mosaic Virus
F* | Fusarium Wilt
PEMV | Pea Enation Mosaic Virus
PLR | Pea Leaf Roll Virus
PM | Powdery Mildew
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.
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Pick small and early
Sep 25, 2017  |  By Naomi Goulette
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Good when picked early on the vine and still small; developed tough pods very quickly. Would not grow again, simply due to the short window before toughening. Also grew Green Beauty; much preferred.
fast and small
Jun 20, 2017  |  By ingrid
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Planted 4/19, Harvested 6/10. These would have been faster if the weather had been a bit better. Not 30 days, but pretty fast. Be aware that the very tasty peas are small - about half the size of Oregon Sugar Pod, and they mature fast, so pick them before those peas swell. Also, you may want to remove the strings.
great little snow peas
Jun 24, 2016  |  By Andrea
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I planted on May 15th, which was very late for my area. We have had many hot days over 85 degrees with very little rain, I have not watered them once. I simply mulched them after they sprouted. My snow peas are towering at 48-60 inches on my trellis. At 40 days after planting I am harvesting for the third time. They are thinner and slightly smaller than my normal snow peas. With the short seed to harvest time, I will planting these every year.
great little snow pea
Jun 24, 2016  |  By Andrea
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I planted May 15th, which is very late for my area in regards to peas. I wasn't sure how they would do. We had a very hard freeze just 2 days after they had sprouted. But 40 days later they are 48-60 inches tall and I am harvesting for the third time. Our weather has been very hot and dry. We've had many days in the uppers 80, some low 90s and the peas just keep producing. I have not watered them one time. They are a little smaller and thinner than my normal snow peas but for the quick harvest time, I'll be planting these every year.
30 day peas?
Jun 1, 2016  |  By William Kositzky
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Planted in a nursery pot in full sun with good potting soil May 2nd. At 30 days, plants are 12 inches tall with no peas or flowers.