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70 days. This violet-podded snap pea is more than just a looker. At 3-4 inches the pods are deliciously sweet, flavorful and most tender prior to plumping out fully. An absolutely spectacular addition to salads or veggie plates, the emerald green interior contrasts with the vibrantly colored pods. Climbing plants produce beautiful, bicolor, purple blooms and unique, extra vigorous tendrils to support vines that can stretch up to 7 feet tall.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 19 reviews
Jenn R.
We give a thumbs up.

First of all, these do taste good and when well watered, not tough at all! Even the big crunchy pods were good and juicy. We have a fence of them at our farm this year. They have been pushing out peas for two months! They are just about done, but they are planted right next to the same size patch of green sugar snap peas. Yes, the green ones are sweeter. But these are way easier to see for harvesting, still a tasty treat, BEAUTIFUL flowers, and a novelty for the children that come to the farm too. Our farm produces food, plant medicine, and cultural resources to our community at no cost. We WILL be getting these again.

Jb g.m.
Novelty snap.

I would say this is a novelty item.. flavor is okay but nothing fantastic.. gives color to salads and is fun...

Melissa F.
Tasted meh, and only 50% were purple

I won't be planting these again. Only about half were the purple color in the description. And I was disappointed in the taste. Not very sweet, esp in the purple half of my harvest. The "Sugar" part of the name is deceptive.

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I won't repeat the negative features noted in the other reviews as I agree with all of them: the purple pods themselves were a disappointment. But read on!

I live near Phoenix, AZ so have a thriving winter/spring garden. I planted these a couple of years ago (along with 2 other varieties of pea) and they shot out of the ground. I was so excited! Then they bloomed the most beautiful purple color that got a lot of attention from my garden visitors. More excitement! Then the peas!disappointment. When our heat came on I discovered that the dead plants made a wonderful compost/mulch for my raised beds. But, that's not the surprise!

Because of the mulch I decided to save some seed and planted it the next year (last year), strictly for mulch. Now the surprise: in the early spring (mid-February) I got the sweetest, most flavorful, 5"� pea pods that are now the only peas I grow! The flowers bloom white and purple but the peas are the real treat!

This is year 3 so I am eager to see what I will get. I planted in mid-October and the plants are now (December 17) about 4' tall; I have 1 purple blossom already (climate change?) with temperatures in the 60s to 70s to 80s. Yes, we have had a warm fall. So, my advice is to save those seeds and see what you get!

A note to all seed purveyors: please don't say that these peas are sweet and delicious because they are not. One star off for this.

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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