Pea Snap Sugar Magnolia Seeds

Pea Snap Sugar Magnolia Seeds

Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum

Item #0012

70 days. Wow-a purple snap pea, tender and delicious! 'Sugar Magnolia' isn't just a famous Grateful Dead song, it is also a beautiful, fine-flavored, edible-pod pea with purple flowers. Long hypertendrils form in the place of some leaves and act as extra sturdy supports for plants, creating an airy structure that also helps prevent mildew.

This packet sows up to 7 ft.

Seedling Image

Days to Emerge:
5-10 days

Seed Depth:

Seed Spacing:
2" (yes, 2")

Row Spacing:

Not required

When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°-80°F. In mild climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.

When to start inside: Not recommended.

Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing; this is not required, but may hasten germination.

Harvesting: Snap peas should be harvested when peas are plump; pick regularly to increase yield. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick the pods with the other, as the vines are brittle.

Artist: Carolyn Crawford

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