(Pisum sativum) 60-68 days. A very productive early variety with short, compact vines that grow to about 28-30″. The Organic Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Pea produces high yields of smooth, light-green, stringless, broad 4 in. pods, sweet and flavorful. Delicious steamed or fresh. Organic Oregon Sugar Pod II freezes well, with no loss of color or flavor. Easy to grow, and does not require trellising. Developed by Dr. James Baggett of Oregon State University. Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt, Powdery Mildew, and Pea Enation Mosaic Virus, and adding Mildew resistance to the original Organic Oregon Sugar Pod allowing good Fall harvests.
Planting Instructions for Organic Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea Seeds
Organic Oregon Sugar Pod II Peas are a cool weather crop, that like well drained soil and plenty of organic matter to assist with moisture retention. Direct sow Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Peas as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Plant Organic Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea seeds in full sun, 1-1½” deep, 1 – 2″ apart, in rows 18-24″ apart. Pea seeds should germinate in 6-14 days at 45-75°F. No need to thin plants. Provide a trellis or other support for climbing varieties. Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Bush Pea varieties usually do fine with a short trellis or planting in a block so Pea plants support each other. Harvest Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Shelling Peas when pods are full and plump and peas are tender; Organic Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snap Peas when the pods start filling out but are not yet fully mature; and Organic Oregon Sugar Pod II Snow Peas when pods are approx. 3″ long and still flat, before seeds start to fill out.