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PlantFiles: Snow Pea, Oriental Pea
Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Mammoth Melting Sugar'

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

3 vendors have this plant for sale.

8 members have or want this plant for trade.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us


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:

Propagation Methods:
Direct sow as soon as the ground can be worked
From seed; direct sow after last frost

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds


2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive suzy_qu3 On Feb 22, 2005, suzy_qu3 from East Chatham, NY wrote:

I had great results with this one. Plants were hardy and produced over a long period. Delicious pods.

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

An old time snowpea, that could be considered a large dwarf sugar. Vines are tall, with 5 inch pods. Like all of the older snow peas, they must be harvested promptly or they get tough and fibrous.


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

East Chatham, New York
Spencer, Oklahoma
Radford, Virginia

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