This famous heirloom is a hands-down favorite of gardeners across the country! The huge pods (4-5 in.) of Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea (Pisum sativum) appear en masse in 60-70 days for you to eat fresh or freeze — if you can stop eating them! The shorter plants (30 in.) usually do not need a trellis for support.
Each packet contains approximately 100 seeds.
Planting and Harvesting Tips:
This cool season crop thrives in sandy, fast draining soil and full sun. Sow in spring, no deeper than one inch and 2-3 inches apart in all directions. For bush types, space rows two feet apart; space climbing varieties in rows three feet apart or in double rows 6-8 inches apart with a trellis, fence, etc. Allow three feet between each double row.
Harvest pods when they are plump — usually three weeks after flowers appear — then shell and eat immediately; pods that are discolored or shriveled are past their prime. Harvest daily to keep plants productive.