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

Category:

Vegetables

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Unknown - Tell us

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

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

From seed; direct sow after last frost

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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East Chatham, New York

Spencer, Oklahoma

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

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RatingContent
Positive

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

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.