Pea – Golden Sweet Snow Pea

$3.48

Pre-1860 heirloom variety of snow pea. More than a novelty, this variety produces flowers that are beautiful shades of violet, from which emerge sweet, beautiful, flat pods that are great in stir fries. The pods start off a bright yellow and mature to a beautiful golden. A part of Gregor Mendel’s pea trials to work out nature’s laws of inheritance. Sweet and crunchy, best harvested early and often.  Tall 2-m (6-ft) vines. These peas like to produce early.

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Description

Botanical name
Pisum sativum var. saccharatum ‘Golden Sweet’

Family
Fabaceae

Spacing
8 plants in two rows of four in front of a trellis.

Depth
Plant seeds 2.5 cm (1″) deep.

Requirements
Best in full sun, but can handle some shade. pH around 6-6.5.

Germination
Seeds will sprout in 5-10 days.

Pests
Keep an eye out for slugs and aphids. Pick off and destroy slugs; aphids can be sprayed off with a strong jet of water.

Timing
Direct sow as soon as the soil can be worked as these plants prefer cool weather.

Growing
Just plant seeds and let vines climb up the trellis. Keep free of debris to keep slugs away. Snip off bottom leaves for the same reason.

Harvest
75 days

Season
Cool, annual

Links
Heritage vegetable review