Pisum, Oriental Pea, Snow Pea 'Carouby de Maussane'

Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon

Family: Fabaceae (fab-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Carouby de Maussane

Category:

Annuals

Vegetables

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Fuchsia (red-purple)

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

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

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

Regional

This plant is said to grow outdoors in the following regions:

Clovis, California

Wabash, Indiana

Bark River, Michigan

Humble, Texas

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Dec 29, 2008, madrid2000 from Humble, TX wrote:

Beautiful purple flowers and tasty too!

Positive

On Nov 24, 2008, saintpaulia23 from Wabash, IN wrote:

The blooms are nor "white or near-white", but in fact lavender and purple, which makes these snow peas unique.

Neutral

On Aug 16, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A French edible podded pea.

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