Snow Pea, Sugar Pea
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Ho Lan Dow'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Ho Lan Dow

Category:

Vegetables

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pale Pink

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Suitable for growing in containers

Soil pH requirements:

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:

Unknown - Tell us

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Ware, Massachusetts

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Nov 14, 2004, MossieRocks from Ware, MA wrote:

Very easy to grow...Provided you get the seeds into the ground early enough...Basically, if the ground is thawed enough to make planting holes...you should plant them. Floating row covers are a real plus..they take a good bit of cold, but are still are damaged by very cold conditions..I make a temporary green house with huge plastic bags that I get at work...drive in a few stakes, and cover over them with bags,,staple gun makes sure it stays put...Save bags for later, to cover tomato plants in fall....put in a coupls of plantings..a week or so a part, so you'll still get some in a worse case,full blown spring snow storm...They freeze very well, so plant plenty...very good eating... a great change from other veggies,,,