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

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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

Profile:

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Gardeners' Notes:

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Neutral saya 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).



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