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60 days. Another great variety bred in the Northwest. This enation-resistant snap pea comes to us from Dr. Jim Baggett at Oregon State University. The short, 32 inch vines yield an abundance of dark green, 3 ½ inch pods that are thick, juicy, and very sweet. Makes a fabulous snack! PEMV, PM.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 6 reviews
Will L.
Best snap pea crop!

We have been growing sugar snaps for a long time but with mixed results some years. This year we decided to try something different. What a delight the Cascadian turned out to be. The vines stay compact. They produced prolifically and without any sign of enation virus. The pea quality was excellent. We liked them so much we are going to try for a fall crop.

Trav S.
Produces through winter in Central California

I sowed Cascadia in mid-September and they have continued to produce through a few light frosts (4 consecutive days with morning temps at 31-32�) with no damage. Though not super productive this time of year, a seven foot row near the driveway provides snacks when coming and going, plus the occasional (i.e. every two to three weeks) harvest to add to a dinner. A welcome change from the leafy greens (i.e. kale) that dominate my winter garden. Where snow peas (Taichung 11) and other snap peas (Opal Creek) produced weak vines that failed to produce, Cascadia has given moderate but consistent harvests all winter. Once the plants were established, irrigation was unnecessary because they grow through our notoriously short and irregular rainy season. A good choice for growers in zones 9 and above for a touch of sweetness in the wintertime.

This is a Winner!

These pods are most sweet when round and full. And surprise! Even as the vines dry and yellow they produce bushy green flowering ends that continue to bear even in hot weather... Just keep watering. Delicious chopped in a slaw with red cabbage and grated carrots. Long lasting in the fridge.

Eileen M.
Great for container gardening

This is the easiest to grow of the snap peas I have tried, and it seems to be very disease resistant. I grew them at the back of one of my big trough planters, and used an open-wire type of fancy garden edging on either side of the plants, which kept them neat and easy to harvest. They bore over a long period, and were thick, sweet and juicy. We enjoyed them both raw and steamed.

I am trying this variety for a fall crop, too.

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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