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65 days. If you’re looking for a genuinely stringless snap pea, Sugar Daddy is your man! The uniform, 24 inch plants are self-supporting and produce tender, sweet, 3 inch pods that are delicious in salads, stir-fries, or just straight off the vine. You’ll be grinning in your garden as you pick these curved pods that take the shape of a winning, toothy smile packed with tasty peas. PLR, PM. IR: F 1.
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Customer Reviews

Based on 4 reviews
mary g.

Good germination. Hoping for food!

Jb g.m.
Has that fresh garden taste but is not that seewt at all...

Not very sweet even right off the vine...

Jeri K.
The Absolute Best

I've been growing snap peas for 35 years. Sugar Daddy wins in every way possible! They're tender, very sweet, juicy and crunchy with no strings attached! They're even better when the peas get big inside the pod. Most other snap peas get bitter and too chewy when they're past their prime. Not Sugar Daddy! I gobble these up right off the vine. Oh and they sautee or grill up beautify and don't get all bendy and mushy like some other varieties. They're smaller in general than most other snap peas I've trued. More round than flat. I will never buy anither variety of Snap Peas! Sugar Daddy!

Love this pea

My first time growing this variety and was super pleased. Love the snap peas as I am a lazy pea sheller. Plus I don't like throwing out all those pods. This is sweet and snappy and delicious. Bore for quite a while even into increasing hot temps. Not have the strings also appeals to my laziness. I hate dealing with strings. I would snack as I passed them on the way to the mailbox. Will definitely want to grow again. Maybe I can get a few before winter sets in.

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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