Snap Peas

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Sugar Magnolia Peas


70 days. This violet-podded snap pea is more than just a looker. At 3-4 inches the pods are deliciously sweet, flavorful and most tender prior to plumping out fully. An absolutely spectacular addition to salads or veggie plates, the emerald green interior contrasts with the vibrantly colored pods. Climbing plants produce beautiful, bi-color, purple blooms and unique, extra vigorous tendrils to support vines that can stretch up to 7 feet tall.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 90-165 seeds per ounce.
  • PE625/S
  • 1 oz
  • $3.65

  • PE625/P
  • 3 oz
  • $6.25

  • PE625/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $11.95
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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.

• 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

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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Worth a Try
Aug 3, 2019  |  By Sarah
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Great germination, elegant vines, beautiful blossoms and pods. For my taste, only the very young pods were edible raw. They still held some color when stir fried. Good shelled, but not what I wanted them for.
Beautiful Peas
Jul 4, 2017  |  By Angela
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My plants grew to be almost 8' tall, with beautiful flowers. The plants were quite stunning in my garden. I had some green podded peas and some speckled peas. I found the pea pods to be fairly tough and fibrous, but the peas were sweet. Cooking the peas helped tenderize the pods, but I really didn't like them raw, which is a shame. I love to east fresh peas while working in the garden. I won't purchase this pea again, but if you are looking for a stunning show piece, with a decent pea, do try these.
Fun Colors, Nice Tall Peas
Jun 1, 2017  |  By Phil
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This spring I planted two groups of these peas. I placed the seed about 1.5" apart in two lines about 18" long. Of the twenty of so plants, one produced leaves instead of tendrils, but that might be because it was damaged when small. Another stem broke clean off, and it re-sprouted into two healthy plants. All vines produced two pods about 2.5-3" long. They started flowering when they grew to about 5 feet off the ground. Of the 20-25 plants one or two produced green pods and one produced purple speckled pods. The rest were a solid purple color. An additional benefit of the tall vines is the space efficiency. They only use a few inches down low and grow high enough to avoid shading other low plants when planted on the north side of a garden. The flavor was good, sweet with a nice snap. I've let about 12 pods fully ripen to save the seed for next year.