Snap Peas

Super Sugar Snap Peas

Super Sugar Snap Peas

PE636

58 days. If you like Sugar Snap, you'll love Super Sugar Snap! This improved variety sets plumper pods earlier in the season, with remarkably higher yields, and far better disease resistance than its predecessor. Enjoy the exceptionally heavy harvests of sweet, thick-walled, stringless pods straight out of the garden, on a fresh veggie plate, or cooked in your favorite dish. Super Sugar Snap's vigorous, healthy vines average about 5 feet tall. IR: PLR, PM.

   Open Pollinated
Approximately 90-165 seeds per ounce.
  • PE636/S
  • 1 oz
  • $2.55

  • PE636/P
  • 3 oz
  • $3.95

  • PE636/B
  • 1/2 lb
  • $7.25

  • PE636/F
  • 2 1/2 lbs
  • $20.85

  • PE636/G
  • 5 lbs
  • $33.25

  • PE636/I
  • 25 lbs
  • $123.75

  • PE636/J
  • 50 lbs
  • $225.00
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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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Best pea if you like tall plants
Jun 23, 2017  |  By David Wilson
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Super sugar snap is very sweet, juicy and productive. Need to plan for 6 foot vines and lots of picking time. Critter protection a must!
Best snap pea variety for flavor and production
Jan 20, 2017  |  By Kathryn Wilson
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I grow this variety every year. I have tried many other varieties but none are as productive, tall or tasty as this one. I have better luck with starting indoors and transplanting than with direct sowing. Plant early as it does not like the heat. Flavor is sweet, crunchy and very green. I live in Zone 8 in Washington State.
Excellent producer
Oct 6, 2015  |  By Julia Ryan
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This is my first season growing this pea pod variety. It is THE most successful variety I've ever planted. We live at 8600' elevation with shorter growing seasons. I planted these on the east side of our greenhouse and they appreciated the diffused afternoon sun. It's now early October with the temps 60/40 day/night. I'm still getting a handful every two days and the plants are still blooming. The vines grew to 6 feet tall. My second planting is now starting to produce. Don't know how long these will continue, but call me a Happy Gardener! These are on my "order again" list.
Super Sugar Snap is Great!
Feb 28, 2015  |  By Donna Tatham
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This is the only pea I grow every year. I just did a video review of how to grow it and you can follow this link and learn everything there is to know about growing this pea successfully. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qGb9F90Ct0
These Peas are Awesome
Jun 12, 2014  |  By Joshua
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My peas are almost 6 feet tall and loaded with peas, sometimes I can harvest twice a day and they're still blooming. They literally explode between your teeth and are oh so juicy and sweet