Snow Pea, Oriental Pea
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

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:

Violet/Lavender

Purple

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

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:

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

Regional

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

Madison, Alabama

Queen Creek, Arizona

Ijamsville, Maryland

Cranberry Twp, Pennsylvania

Everett, Washington

Gardeners' Notes:

1
positive
4
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Neutral

On Jul 12, 2015, saya from Heerlen
Netherlands (Zone 8b) wrote:

The pods are only sweet and crunchy if picked very young. The best thing for me is that it did very well in a long spell of hot weather we 've had. It really took off!

Neutral

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

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

Positive

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

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

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.