Snap Pea, Edible-podded Pea
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Corne de Belier'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Corne de Belier
Additional cultivar information:(aka Sugar Tall White, Ramshoorn, Grote Slier, Corne de Bélier)
Registered or introduced: before 1900

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Vines and Climbers

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

6-9 in. (15-22 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Gardeners' Notes:

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On May 25, 2009, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

I like to try these next season, so I've ordered a package. According the information these historical mangetouts should have sweet and extremely big juicy pods (approx 14 x 3 cm in size).