Sugar Ann Snap Pea Vegetable Garden Seeds
- Days to Maturity: 56+(pods) 70+(seeds) annual
- Days to Germination: 7-14
- Hardiness Zones: 3-9
- Planting Depth: 1”
- Plant Spacing: 2-3”
- Row Spacing: 18-24”
- Growth Habit: Dwarf/compact/short-vine
- Soil Preference: Moist, organically rich, well-drained
- Temp Preference: Cooler to warm
- Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases: Although preferring moist soils, pea is susceptible to mildew and mold from oversaturation in poorly drained beds.
- Sugar Ann Snap Pea Color: Bright-green plump pods and seeds
How to Grow Sugar Ann Snap Pea from Seed
Pea is ideally suited for direct full sun outdoor sowing as soon as the soil can be worked after the final spring frost. Pea may also be planted at the end of summer for a quick fall harvest. Sow 1” deep and 1-2” apart in organically rich, well-drained soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5. Peas can be soaked 4-6 hours in warm water prior to sowing to help germination. Seeds germinate in 7-14 days, thinning out strongest starts to 6-9” apart as true leaves establish. Whether growing English shelling, Chinese snow, or sugar snap, pea cultivation is fairly universal.
How to Harvest Snap Peas
Most varieties of pea are ready for harvest 60-70 days from sowing. Know the variety you are planting because each will have different signs of ripeness. English shelling peas are the most traditional, having a fibrous, inedible shell and are the fastest to maturity. Sugar snap is the next to mature and has a fibrous, but deliciously edible pod. Snow pea takes the longest to mature and has small seeds and flat, edible pods most notably used in Asian cuisine. Pea pods are sweetest when 2-3” long and should be carefully cut from vine rather than twisted or pulled.
Culinary Uses for Sugar Ann Snap Pea Vegetable Seed
Unlike snow peas that are flat, these sugar snap peas are plump. Eat the edible bright-green 3” pods raw as a sweet treat or cook them as a sauteed dish with butter, garlic and seasoning, similar to how you would enjoy edamame! Sugar Ann Snap Pea also makes a perfect addition to pastas, salads or stir fries, as this early variety is sweeter than others and stringless.
Benefits of Growing Sugar Ann Snap Pea Vegetable Seed
Plump, crunchy and sweet sugar peas with edible pods such as Sugar Ann Snap Pea varieties, are disease-resistant and are one of the fastest-growing—making this variety a perfect fall pea crop that will provide even sweeter flavor from the cool temperatures! This annual heirloom freezes well and also remains fresh longer than other vining peas. If you’re a gardener with a smaller space, this compact short vine sugar pea is the perfect vegetable to grow in a planter or in a container.
Seeds Per Package:
- 1 oz - Approximately 90 Seeds
- 4 oz - Approximately 360 Seeds
- 1 lb - Approximately 1,440 Seeds
- 5 lbs - Approximately 7,200 Seeds
- 25 lbs - Approximately 36,000 Seeds