Pea Sugar Snap


Botanical name: Pisum sativum

This pea has aroused considerable excitement! 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. Older pods should be stringed, but still cooked whole. Try serving the pods raw in a salad. A most worthwhile and versatile pea. Hardy annual.

We hope you enjoy these pea seeds, just another great example of vegetable seeds from Mr Fothergill’s!

Plant Height: 1-1.5m

Learn some handy Pea Planting Tips or browse through other Peas & Beans!

How To Grow

Sow in flat trenches 6in (15cm) wide, and 2in (5cm) deep. Plant seeds in a zig-zag fashion along the middle of the trench, allowing 3in (7.5cm) between them. Fill trenches with soil and gently firm down. Where more than one row of peas is required, allow 3ft (90cm) between rows. Protect from birds with netting or black cotton during the early stages of growth. We advise using sticks or twigs to support the crop as this will make picking easier and improve yields. Keep well watered.

When To Plant

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

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


14 weeks