A new semi-leafless variety. No need for staking as plants are upright and strong (30 cm / 1 ft tall), making this easy to harvest. The stringless pods are 8 cm (3 in) long. Excellent fresh right from the garden and for market sales.
Soaking seeds is not advised for damp soils. Use a seed inoculant and sow seed 2cm (1â€³) deep. After April 15th, sow seed 5cm (2â€³) deep. Space seeds 2-7cm (1-3â€³) apart in the row. Add inoculant (Legumes fix nitrogen due to the relationship that exists between legume plants and a group of soil bacteria commonly known as rhizobacteria or rhizobium. In order to ensure good nitrogen fixation by the legume, so it is necessary to inoculate the legume with the proper strains of bacteria prior to planting the seeds).
Sugar Snap Peas
Snap peas should be harvested every 1 or 3 days, similarly to snow peas to get peak quality. Sugar snaps are at their best when the pods first start to fatten but before the seeds grow very large. At this point, the pods snap like green beans and the whole pod can be eaten. Some varieties have strings along the seams of the pod that must be removed before cooking. Sugar snaps left on the vine too long begin to develop tough fiber in the pod walls. These must then be shelled and used as other garden peas, with the fibrous pods discarded. Vining types of both sugar snap and snow peas continue to grow taller and produce peas as long as the plant stays in good health and the weather stays cool.