Snow Pea, Oriental Pea
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Dwarf Grey Sugar'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Dwarf Grey Sugar
Hybridized by D.M. Ferry
Registered or introduced: 1892

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:

Rose/Mauve

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

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Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cumberland, Maryland

Garland, Texas

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 3, 2010, napdognewfie from Cumberland, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pretty purple & pink blooms. If you're going to grow peas, you might as well grow some pretty ones. They taste good too.

Neutral

On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

It was intro'd in 1892 by D.M. Ferry. 24-30" vines don't require staking.

Positive

On Jan 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small snow pea. Very good if picked at the proper time but grow tough and fibrous quickly. Pick before the seed form. I prefer the snap peas because they are more profific and allow much more leeway in harvesting. I have not grown snow peas since the late 60's.