Organic Sugar Snap Pea Seeds
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Sugarsnap Peas are a popular early maturing Pea variety. Their pod, peas and shoots are edible and are a sweet, crunchy summer treat. This vegetable looks pretty climbing up an obelisk or trellis in a kitchen garden.
Our Ecoseeds range is certified organic, non-GMO and open pollinated. Each Sugarsnap Pea seed packet contains approximately 50 seeds.
About Sugarsnap Peas (Mangetout)
Peas have been cultivated throughout Europe, India and China for about 4,000 years, but the humble Sugar Snap Pea wasn't developed until the late 1970s. Sugarsnap peas are a cross between garden peas (shelling varieties) and snow peas. They tend to be more prolific than regular green pea plants and have tender, edible pods.
Sugar snap peas are the perfect addition to the cottage garden, or your kitchen vegetable patch.
Culinary Uses for Sugar Snap Peas
Try Sugar Snap Peas blanched or raw in a fresh salad or in a salad. You can eat both the pod and the juicy snacks inside. We love Sugar Snaps as healthy lunch box or pre-dinner snacks.
Growing Conditions - Sugar Snap Pea Seeds
Peas prefer free draining soil (slightly acidic if possible), lots of sun and regular water. While they will tolerate light frost, they don't like the wind or hot weather.
Rotate Sugar Snap Peas after Brassicas. Companion plant with bee-attracting Marjoram, Sage, Lovage or Mint, but avoid planting near Garlic or Onions.
You can grow Sugar Snap Peas in a pot, but stake them for support, as they will grow to about 1.5m high. This also keeps them off the ground and away from slugs and snails. (It also makes them easier to pick!)
At harvest time, pick your sugar snap peas regularly to encourage your plants to keep producing more.
Climate and seasonal information
Your sugar snap pea plants will thrive in cooler temperatures, so they are best planted in either early spring, or autumn. They will grow in most parts of New Zealand in spring and early autumn. Crops may last for longer in warmer areas.
Growing Instructions - Dwarf Sugar Snap Pea Seeds
- Pre-soak Sugar Snap Pea seeds for 4 hours to encourage germination
- Direct sow: Early spring or autumn
- Spacing: 7 cm apart
- Sowing depth: 2.5 cm
- Keep soil consistently moist but not soggy while seeds are germinating
- Germination: 6 - 10 days
- Harvest: 55 days