50 Seeds per pack
(a.k.a. Dwarf Gray Sugar Cabbage Pea) (Pisum sativum) 57-66 days. An old heirloom variety dating back to 1773, and introduced by D.M. Ferry & Co. in 1892. The Dwarf Gray Sugar Snow Pea vines grow to about 2-3′, and are self supporting, requiring no staking. Green foliage has a lovely purplish tinge, and plants bear pretty, edible reddish-lavender blossoms. Blossoms make lovely garnish for your special dishes, so grow some extra for garnish, as those blossoms taken for accent will not develop into a pea pod. It is said that Dwarf Gray Sugar has the very best leaf tips, tendrils, and top leaves for eating (they are briefly steamed or stir-fried). The pods are delicious steamed or stir-fried. Flat, fleshy, curved, semi-pointed light-green pods grow to 3-5″, being best when picked at 2½-3½”. Pods grow in clusters at top of plant, making harvest easy. Suitable for northern and southern regions, as it is tolerant to heat and cold. Very prolific variety! Disease Resistance: Fusarium Wilt.
Planting Instructions for Dwarf Gray Sugar Pea Seeds
Dwarf Gray Sugar peas are a cool weather crop, that like well drained soil and plenty of organic matter to assist with moisture retention. Direct sow Heirloom / Open Pollinated Peas as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Plant Dwarf Gray Sugar pea seeds in full sun, 1-1½” deep, 1 – 2″ apart, in rows 18-24″ apart. Dwarf Gray Sugar 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. 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 Heirloom / Open Pollinated Shelling Peas when pods are full and plump and peas are tender; Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snap Peas when the pods start filling out but are not yet fully mature; and Heirloom / Open Pollinated Snow Peas when pods are approx. 3″ long and still flat, before seeds start to fill out.