Snap Pea, Edible-podded Pea
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Super Sugar Snap'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Super Sugar Snap
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Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

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:

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Fall

Late Fall/Early Winter

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

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:

Emerald Lake Hills, California

Lawndale, California

Los Angeles, California

Raceland, Louisiana

Vinton, Ohio

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Feb 6, 2009, dmj1218 from west Houston, TX (Zone 9a) wrote:

I definitely did not obtain this variety from Park Seeds--they are widely available.

Plants obtained a height of 4.5'-5' which is not overly tall so a shorter support can be used with them; days to maturity was about 65 here this winter.

I grew 3 edible podded pea varieties this winter season--this one was definitely not as productive, but with nice straight flat pods which work very well in recipes. I rank it best of the 3 in flavor so far (above 'Super Snappy' for sure), however. The quality was 100% better than that obtained in the grocery store as either fresh or frozen.

I am aware that not every one likes edible podded peas--but a lot of folks like Asian cooking and specialty salads as I do

Neutral

On Apr 18, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A selection from Sugar Snap that is earlier and more prolific. Available from Park's. A tall vine pea reaching 5- 6 feet.