Pea Snow Oregon Sugar Pod

Flat-podded snow pea -Oregon Sugar Pod II has tasty, stringless pods for stir-fry and salads. The short 28" vines can be grown as mounds or trellised. They produce a huge number of 4" pods that should be harvested and eaten when the pods are flat, before the seeds form inside. Don't worry about planting more than you can eat. Oregon Sugar Pod is an excellent freezer variety, so you can preserve your excess crop. This wonderful variety has disease resistance against mildew, pea virus, and common wilt.

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost or as soon as soil can be worked. Soil temperatures must be above 40° F. In USDA zones 8 or warmer, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 - 24 hours before sowing.

Harvesting: Edible pod peas should be picked before the seeds start to form. Peas that are too mature will cause the plant to stop producing; therefore, harvest daily. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick pods with the other, as the vines are brittle.

Artist: Priscilla Baldwin