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PlantFiles: Snap Pea
Pisum sativum 'Amish Snap'

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Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum (sa-TEE-vum) (Info)
Cultivar: Amish Snap

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Category:
Vegetables

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:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:
Unknown - Tell us

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

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Profile:

1 positive
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive NicoleC On Mar 28, 2013, NicoleC from Madison, AL (Zone 7b) wrote:

Vigorous, productive 5-6' vines which are resistant to aphids and have excellent taste. 60-70 days. Not a temperamental vine. Not as sweet as some modern hybrids, but are juicy, sweet and have a good snap pea flavor; wins the overall taste test in our household.

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

Curved sickle-shaped pods. Snap, 60 days.

Neutral Farmerdill On Jan 5, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

Delicate green, sweet snap peas. From the Amish community, it predates the modern snap peas. Vines grow 5 - 6 feet tall, abundantly producing 2" pods over a period of about 6 weeks if kept picked.

Regional...

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

Madison, Alabama
Iowa City, Iowa



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