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65 days. The form of a green bean and the flavor of a snap pea! Snak Hero is enticingly unique with its slender, round, 4 inch, stringless pods. Self-supporting plants reach 18-24 inches tall and keep producing their delectable peas with continued harvest. Enjoy Snak Hero lightly cooked, frozen, or fresh off the plant.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
Christine Z.
snack hero

These are a very nice snacking pea. They produced until 90 plus degree temperatures tool them down.

Nancy K.
Great pea, tough to germinate for me

This is a nice pea, but I have a heck of a time getting them to germinate; inside, outside, in the garage, in no case do I get a reasonable rate of germination. My OR sugar pod is doing great germinating in the same conditions - Snak Hero for me has been a germination zero. Tips welcome!

So sorry to hear that has been the case! We do germ test all of our seed, and Snak Hero has passed with 90% or above for each testing. You can try soaking the seeds in water overnight (up to 24 hours) before planting and that can help speed up the germination process.
As always our products are backed by our full guarantee. We want you, our customers, to be 100% satisfied with the seed, plants and supplies that you purchase from us. If anything you buy from Territorial proves to be unsatisfactory, we will either replace the item (if available) or refund the purchase price, whichever you prefer (for up to 1 year from purchase). Contact our customer service (Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM Pacific Time) at either 800-626-0866 or

Great producer!

Excellent germination rate, production, and taste. These will be repeats in our garden for sure. We are growing these in raised table top beds about 12 inches deep. I have supports for them.

Delicious, heavy yielding

Grew a test batch of these in Shoreline, WA, about 6' total in densely planted rows. These were started in January in a greenhouse, and planted out in early February. Not harvested until the 3rd week of June in this cool, damp year. Yield was about 2lb of tender, uniform tasty pods! These will be grown in the future, for sure.

Soil Temp for Germ 45–75°F
Seed Depth 1–1 ½"
Seed Spacing 1"
Days to Emergence 8–25
Thin Plants to N/A
Row Spacing 18–24"
Fertilizer Needs Low
Minimum Germination 80%
Seeds per Ounce ≈ 90–165
Seed Life 2 years

Pisum sativum Peas nourish our bodies with phytonutrients and, surprisingly, with omega-3 fatty acids. A hard-working crop, they improve the soil, fixing nitrogen that will feed future crops. Especially easy to grow in cool seasons. Snap peas have edible pods that are sweetest as the pods fatten up. High in vitamin C and niacin, they are most nutritious when fresh and briefly cooked. For the best nutrition and flavor, grow your own crops. Snap peas are the most productive of all the types of peas. Some snap peas develop strings that are easily removed by peeling them back as the pods are harvested.

Days to maturity are calculated from the date of direct seeding. Note: In areas with mild winters such as the maritime Northwest where peas can be planted in February, add 35-40 days.

• Peas are a hardy cool-season crop that can be grown in a variety of soil types
• Side dress plants with 1 cup of TSC's Complete fertilizer and 1/2 cup bone meal per 10 row feet
• Climbing varieties should be trellised
• Most bush-type vines can be supported on a short trellis or allowed to grow as a mound
• Environmental stress, such as prolonged hot weather or lack of moisture, will reduce yields
• Extend your harvest through multiple sowings

Direct Sowing
• Peas may be sown as soon as the soil can be worked in the spring
• Cool temperatures lead to slow and erratic germination
• Sow peas in July for a fall crop
• In mild climates you can overwinter

Insects & Diseases
• Common insects: Pea aphid
• Insect control: Pyrethrin should be applied at seedling stage if leaf scalloping is observed
• Common diseases: Fusarium wilt (also called pea root rot), powdery and downy mildews, and pea enation mosaic virus (more common in Northwest and Northeast areas)
• Disease control: Zonix
• Disease prevention: 3-4 year crop rotation

Harvest & Storage
• For snap and shelling peas, start checking for maturity as soon as the pods begin to swell
• Harvest frequently to keep plants producing
• If left on the vine too long, the peas become starchy and the pods become tough
• Store at 36°F and 95% humidity

HR indicates high resistance.
IR indicates intermediate resistance.
AF | Ascochyta
DM | Downy Mildew
E | Enation Mosaic Virus
F* | Fusarium Wilt
PEMV | Pea Enation Mosaic Virus
PLR | Pea Leaf Roll Virus
PM | Powdery Mildew
* Numbers indicate specific disease race.

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