Sugar Snap, organic seeds



Was introduced in 1979 and immediately successful. It is a medium late tall snap pea (150 cm plus) of plump, 8-9 cm long, slightly bowed pods. The delicious, fleshy and crispy pods of Sugar Snap can be harvested for a long time. Both the pods and the seeds are very sweet and crispy. Sugar Snap tolerates mildew too. A portion contains about 50 seeds.


Product number:9075
Scientific name:Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon
Botanic family:The Bean Family - Fabaceae
Days to maturity:70
F1 Hybrid:No
New variety:No
Heirloom variety:No

Cultivation advice


Snap peas want a soil temperature of at least 8-10oC to avoid rotting. All kinds can be sown gradually from spring to summer. Sow the peas ab. 3 cm deep, possibly a little deeper when sowing in summer because of the need for moisture.


Sow with a space of 5-8 cm between the plants and 35-50 cm between the rows. Peas can also be sown in double rows of 10-15 cm between the rows or scattered in broad bands. Tall and medium tall sorts need something to climb on.


The snap pea may well be allowed to grow thick and juicy with almost fully developed seeds. Peas tolerate 1 degree or 2 of frost in autumn but easily become spotted and loose their crispness after a few nights of frost. All kinds of peas are eaten fresh, boiled or fried etc. They can also be dried, frozen or preserved.


1 g contains about 5 seedsOne portion contains about 50 seeds and sows 2,5-4 metres. 900 g for 100 m.