Snow Pea – Dwarf Gray Sugar

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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.

1 review for Snow Pea – Dwarf Gray Sugar

  1. RoseMary J. (verified owner)

    All the cucumber seeds were healthy looking and sprouted well. The seeds had clearly been sorted to provide customers with only the best.

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