Snow Pea Oregon sugar pod

Pisum sativum
80 seeds/pkt

Snow Pea- Oregon Sugar Pod

Pisum sativum

NOT TO TAS


 
  • Dwarf plants to 90cm
  • Sweet and crispy pods
  • Good disease resistance
Snow pea Oregon sugar pod are  dwarf plants to 90cm producing flat, light green, edible pods growing to 10cm. Sweet, juicy and crunchy. Resistant to powdery mildew. Heavy cropping. Can be eaten raw or cooked; excellent in salads and stir-fries.

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Product Description
Planting Guide

Product Description

Snow-pea Oregon  sugar pod 80Seeds (20gms) Garden Vegetable untreated seeds (Pisum sativum).

  • Dwarf plants to 90cm
  • Sweet and crispy pods
  • Good disease resistance

Dwarf plants to 90cm producing flat, light green, edible pods growing to 10cm. Sweet, juicy and crunchy. Resistant to powdery mildew. Heavy cropping. Can be eaten raw or cooked; excellent in salads and stir-fries.

Snow peas are edible legumes in the botanical groups Pisum sativum or Pisum saccharatum. They are typically eaten whole while still in the pods instead of consumed shelled. Snow peas are readily available and widely used in many cuisines, especially Asian and French.

The origin of the term “snow pea” is uncertain. It may refer to the fact that they can grow in late winter or possibly to the frost-like tint of the pods. In French, snow peas are called “mange tout,” which means “eat all,” since both the peas and the pods are edible.

Snow peas are a staple in many Chinese stir-fry dishes.
Despite their delicate appearance and texture, snow peas are actually quite hardy. They are frost-resistant and can grow in nearly any type of soil. Snow peas grow on leafy vines that produce tendrils, so they are especially well-adapted for climbing wires or trellises. They grow best in cool or temperate climates in a well-drained garden that gets plenty of sun. They make good companion plants since they help replenish nitrogen in the soil.

Raw snow peas can add crunch to a leafy green salad.
Raw snow peas can add crunch to a leafy green salad.
The snow peas themselves grow up to 7.5 cm with flat, bright green pods that are pointed at both ends. The peas sprout from a blossom that becomes a green leaflet at the stem-end of pods as the peas mature. The pods also have strings along their edges that are usually removed before cooking. The tendrils the vines produce for climbing are also edible and are often used in fine cuisine.

Snow peas are rich in nutritional value. They are an excellent source of fibre, protein, and vitamins. The average serving contains about 50 calories (0.21 kilojoules), three grams of protein, and zero fat. Snow peas are rich in vitamins C and A and potassium.

The texture and sweetness of snow peas are at their best when eaten immediately after harvesting. They will also keep for several days in the refrigerator in a plastic bag or container. Snow peas may also be frozen and do not need to be thawed before being added to a dish.

Fresh snow peas may be eaten raw as a snack or used as a salad ingredient. They also lend themselves nicely to quick blanching, which enhances their crisp texture and vibrant green colour. Snow peas may be added to Asian stir-fry dishes, soups, and pasta. They require very little cooking time and should be added toward the end of the cooking process for optimal texture and colour.

Description:

This is a heirloom variety of Snow Pea  Oregon sugar pod  that grows to 1m tall and produces deliciously sweet, large, dark-green pods each about 10cm long.  This variety is resistant to powdery mildew, common wilt, enation mosaic and has some resistance to root rot.  Flowers are white.

Uses:

This variety of Snow Pea has a high sugar content so the pods are great just for snacking on raw when young and tender.  Alternatively the pods can be briefly stir-fried.  The young shoots and tendrils of Snow Pea plants are also edible and can be eaten raw in salads or stir-fried.

Germination:

Oregon Snow Peas sugar pod grow best when sown directly where they are to grow.  Plant seeds 2.5cm deep and 6cm apart.  If the soil temperature is cool, pea seed can be soaked overnight in warm water (not boiling) prior to planting to aid germination.  Grows best when sown from August to October in cold regions, April to September in temperate areas, April to July in the subtropics and from April to May in the tropics.  Add garden lime to soil prior to planting if soil is too acidic.

Cultivation:

This variety takes 9-10 weeks from sowing to harvest.  Does well in cooler areas.  Requires trellising for best performance but will scramble without support.  Prefers a full-sun position that is sheltered from strong winds.  Likes well-drained soils.

Planting Guide

Method: Direct
Planting Depth: 20mm
Best Planting Season/s: , , ,
Germination: 7 to 10 days at 5-25C
Life Cycle: Annual
Plant Height: 90cm
Row Spacing: 50cm
Plant Spacing: 10cm
Position: Full sun
Days to maturity/flowering: 65 days
Other: Can be grown with or without staking. Pick regularly to prolong flowering.
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