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Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Golden Sweet Edible Pod'

Family: Papilionaceae (pa-pil-ee-uh-NAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Golden Sweet Edible Pod

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4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Not Applicable

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer
Mid Summer


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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1 positive
3 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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

Attractive vines and pretty yellow fruit, but produces relatively tasteless pods.

Positive LavenderDebs On Dec 27, 2010, LavenderDebs from Everett, WA wrote:

This was the delightful surprise of my 2010 garden. Golden and sweet pods we ate raw and stir fried. I would have included this for the flowers alone but enjoyed the produce as well. 12 seeds in a 12 inch by 6 inches deep square (Square Foot Garden) gave my family of 4 adults an abundance of pea-pods from mid June to August. Vines climbed to about five and a half feet.
I'll include this in 2011. Direct seeded mid February, Western Washington state.

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

Reportedly the only yellow-colored edible podded pea in their collection of 1,200 peas.

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

Bright lemon-yellow pods on 6 foot tall plants, with lovely two-toned purple flowers. Best when eaten small. Originally obtained from a market in India.


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

Madison, Alabama
Queen Creek, Arizona
Ijamsville, Maryland
Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania
Everett, Washington

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