Organic Snow Pea: Snowflake. Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum.
Snow pea climbing to 140cms in height with white flowers, good growing vigour and good cropping. They are very like sugar snap peas but are more tender and less sweet. Snow peas are harvested when the pods are flat and the peas inside tiny. This means they are sooner to harvest time than traditional peas. They cook quick, the pods are crunchy, nutritious and delicious.
How to grow:
Sow under cover in March for transplanting out in April or sow direct successionally in April. Harvest through June and July. Cultivate along a wire netting sowing on both sides of the net, grows to 150cms. Protect seeds from mice and birds until they get growing.
Mice love to eat them hence planting at 3-4cms deep. If you want, you can sow the peas in pots until they’ve sprouted then plant out. Snails like them, but if you go out at dusk you can pick snails and slugs off. Harvest regularly, they’re divine when eaten fresh.
Favourite ways to eat them:
Snow peas are a crunchy, delicious vegetable. They are delicious raw in salads or they take just minutes to cook. Try them sauteed lightly in butter or olive oil with shredded lemon zest, they make a delicious light tasting side dish.
“Snow peas and snap peas belong to Macrocarpon Group, based on the variety Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum named in 1825. It was described as having very compressed non-leathery edible pods in the original publication.” Source Wikipedia.
Avg contents: 150 seeds.