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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; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1892

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7 members have or want this plant for trade.


12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


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:

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

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2 positives
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive napdognewfie 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 berrygirl 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 Farmerdill 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.


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

Lake Charles, Louisiana
Cumberland, Maryland
Radford, Virginia

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