Pisum, Oriental Pea, Snow Pea 'Dwarf Grey Sugar'

Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon

Family: Fabaceae (fab-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Pisum (PEES-um) (Info)
Species: sativum var. macrocarpon
Cultivar: Dwarf Grey Sugar
Hybridized by D.M. Ferry
Registered or introduced: 1892

Category:

Vegetables

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Foliage:

Herbaceous

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

12-18 in. (30-45 cm)

Spacing:

3-6 in. (7-15 cm)

Hardiness:

Not Applicable

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Rose/Mauve

Medium Purple

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Size:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer

Mid Summer

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

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

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

Lake Charles, Louisiana

Cumberland, Maryland

Garland, Texas

Radford, Virginia

Gardeners' Notes:

2
positives
1
neutral
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Mar 3, 2010, napdognewfie from Cumberland, MD (Zone 6a) wrote:

Pretty purple & pink blooms. If you're going to grow peas, you might as well grow some pretty ones. They taste good too.

Neutral

On Mar 1, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

It was intro'd in 1892 by D.M. Ferry. 24-30" vines don't require staking.

Positive

On Jan 4, 2005, Farmerdill from Augusta, GA (Zone 8a) wrote:

A small snow pea. Very good if picked at the proper time but grow tough and fibrous quickly. Pick before the seed form. I prefer the snap peas because they are more profific and allow much more leeway in harvesting. I have not grown snow peas since the late 60's.

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