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Snap Pea Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon

How to sow snap pea: Direct seed outdoors, thin to 12cm apart when seedlings are 3cm high

Sun requirement for snap pea: Plant in Full Sun

Snap Pea has been planted 11 times by Growstuff members.

Snap peas are a cultivar group of edible-podded peas that have round pods instead of flat pods (like snow peas). They were developed in 1952 by cross-breeding snow pea with a mutant shell pea plant. The pods are edible and contain 3-8 peas. They are harvested when they are bright green, young, and tender. Snap peas are a cool weather crop and require trellising to support their climbing vines.

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Predictions

Annual

living and reproducing in a single year or less

Median lifespan

145 days

Height

150cm

Spread

20cm

Row Spacing

12cm

Companions

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How to grow snap peas


snap pea is a variety of pea

Scientific names

Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon

Alternate names

sugar snap peas
mangetout

Snap pea harvests

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