For us there is no other spring crop (and few summer crops) that pack the freshness and flavor of home-grown peas. If only we had the discipline to save a few for the kitchen; we can't resist eating all these sugary goodies right at the vine.
OREGON GIANT Snow Pea (OP) 60 days
The first large podded, high sugar snow pea. The tender succulent pods grow to 4″ long and cover the short, easy to maintain 2-3′ vines. High yielding and can be grown with or without supports. Resists powdery mildew, pea enation and common wilt. Packet is 1 ounce, about 100-125 seeds.
CASCADIA Snap Pea (OP) 60 days
Produces 3″ long, deep green, sweet, juicy, crunchy snap peas of superb quality. The vines are short and neat-growing to about 2′ tall and no support is required. Resistant to powdery mildew and pea enation virus. Packet is 1 ounce, about 110-130 seeds.
How to Plant Pea Seeds
Sow seed 1″ apart and 1″ deep in rows 12-18″ apart. Do not thin. At 50-75°F, germination is in 1-2 weeks. Comments: Peas love cool humid weather and should be planted as early in the spring as the soil can be worked. Where winters are mild sow from October to February for early spring production that will beat the heat.