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Sugar Snap Pea

Sugar Snap Pea

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65 days — As its name implies, 'Sugar Snap' is a sugar snap pea variety. Its pods are tasty and tender when young, but do develop strings at maturity. The productive vines are resistant to Fusarium Wilt Race 1,[1,2] are vigorous, and can reach six feet so they will require trellising or some other comparable form of support. While excellent when harvested and enjoyed fresh, the pods freeze well, but do not stand up to canning temperatures.

'Sugar Snap' pea was bred and introduced by Gallatin Valley Seed Company of Twin Falls, Idaho in 1977 and was an "All-American Selection®" winner in 1979. Each ounce is approximately 110 seeds, which is generally enough to plant at least a ten foot row.
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Planting Instructions: Loosen rich well-drained soil in a location that receives six to eight hours of full sunlight per day. Add compost or fertilizer before planting.

Plant seeds directly outdoors in spring or fall when temperatures are cool. Plant 1½ inches deep, one to two seeds every two inches. Keep moist until germination. Thin to one plant every two inches in rows spaced thirty inches apart. Although the name or description of this variety refers to a modern company's name, the seed we are offering is in no way sourced from, "owned by" or connected with that company. The name is simply the historically accurate, common name for the variety giving credit to the seedsmen that originally released it.
Informational References:
  1. "Vegetable Cultivar Descriptions for North America – Pea, Green (M-Z) Lists 1-27 Combined," Edited by Earl T. Gritton, Department of Agronomy, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin and James R. Myers, Department of Horticulture, Oregon State University, Oregon.
  2. "Plant Variety Protection Application [7600062]," USDA Plant Variety Protection Office, 1977.

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