Snap peas are best eaten fresh and there's nothing like picking them right off the vine. The French call edible podded peas mange tout meaning "eat all." 'Sugar Snap' provides an extended harvest of thick, crunchy 3" pods filled with flavorful peas. Vines tolerate some heat. Grow climbing 6'–8' vines on poles or a trellis.
• Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
• Days to Maturity: 70 days
• Family: Fabaceae
• Native: Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa
• Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
• Plant Dimensions: 6'–8' vines
• Variety Information: Sweet, crunchy, 3" long edible pods with plump peas.
• Type: Snap pea
• When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.
• When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
• Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
• Seed Depth: 1"
• Seed Spacing: 2"
• Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart
• Thinning: Not required.
• Harvesting: Snap peas should be harvested when peas are plump; pick regularly to increase yield. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick the pods with the other; vines are fragile.