Dwarf Pea Sugar Snap

Overview

Botanical name: Pisum sativum

No other is quite like it, as, if it is picked young, the fleshy pods can be treated like French beans, cooked and served whole.

* Very sweet flavour, eat pod and all

* Early maturing variety on a sturdy compact bush

* Heavy crops of well filled pods

* Excellent source of Vitamins A, C and Folate

Plant Height: 60cm

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How To Grow

Sow Autumn through to Spring to avoid flowering during frost periods. Prepare flat trenches 15cm (6”) wide and 2.5cm (1”) deep. Plant seeds in zigzag fashion along the middle of the trench allowing 5cm (2”) between each seed. Fill trench with soil and firm down gently. Rows should be spaced 45cm (18”) apart and approx. 2m (6.5’) long. Protect from birds with netting or black cotton during the early stages of growth. Keep well watered. Choose a sunny position on well prepared rich soil. Seedlings emerge 7-10 days.

When To Plant

South Island: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

North Island: Apr, May, Jun, Jul, Aug, Sep, Oct

Harvest

12-14 weeks