Snow Pea Seedling

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Pisum sativum

Climbing Snow Pea growing to 200cm. Flat, green, edible pods growing to 10cm by 2cm. Sweet and tender. Heavy cropping. Can be eaten raw or cooked; excellent in salads and stir-fries.

Plants need a medium to climb over; trellis, A-frame or fence are all popular solutions. Pick regularly to prolong flowering.

This tall heirloom pea variety does well on trellises and bears large pods for a long time! The stringless pods of Mammoth Melting Sugar peas are tender and remain sweet longer than most varieties! Vines grow 4 to 6 feet tall and pods are 4 to 5 inches long. Matures in 65 to 70 days. Average water needs.

Though no one really knows when peas were first cultivated, historians can be certain that people grew them for food by the Bronze Age. Legend has it that fresh peas first became popular when a French gardener introduced them to the court of Louis XIV. Because they could be dried and stored for long periods of time, people in colonial times also valued this vegetable. Horticulturalists and gardeners alike have continued cultivating peas of all varieties and sizes. 

As the vines begin growing, a trellis will support their climbing habit; any kind of support 5-6' tall should be sufficient. Before they bloom, pea plants need to be kept moist but not wet; after blooming, slightly increase the watering. Remove weeds carefully to avoid disturbing the plants; mulch may be helpful to conserve moisture and control weeds. Mammoth Melting Sugar is wilt resistant, and gives its best yields in cool weather.

Snow peas taste best when harvested as soon as they reach their mature length, but before the peas inside have fully developed; check the pods often for the best result. Mammoth Melting Sugar gives a huge yield, and the quality of the pods holds for a late harvest if necessary.

Grown using organic heirloom open pollinated seed, no sprays, no chemicals in organic nutrient rich soil with gypsum, volcanic rock, minerals and compost in trays. No blood and bone no fish.