The information on this page applies to seedlings sold by LEAF Nursery during our 2021 Seedling Sale.
Pisum sativum. A green sugar snap known for its flavor and productivity bred by Dr. Alan Kapuler of Peace Seeds in Corvallis, Oregon. 6-8′ vines yield light-green, sweet pods with a purple stripe down the side when mature. Very sweet, just like a sugar snap should be and the pods just keep coming for weeks and weeks and weeks. Adaptive Seed finds the flavor peaks just prior to the darkening of the purple stripe but after the peas begin to get fat. Rather cold hardy with beautiful bicolor flowers.
Easy to Grow
Water close to base
Days to Maturity
Additional instructions: Provide thin supports that pea tendrils can clasp (e.g., string, thin wire) rather than thick supports such as stakes or bamboo. Keep pea vines well weeded and watered and mulch to conserve moisture. Water at the base of the plants to avoid mildew. 
Harvesting instructions: Harvest only when peas are mature and round in the thick walled, juicy pods for the best developed flavor. Overly mature peas will be starchy. Pick pods regularly and you’ll have longer production of new ones. To cook quickly, pull strings from pods and sauté in a little oil just until pods turn a deeper green color. 
Common Diseases and Pests
Pests: Aphids, armyworms, cucumber beetles, leafminers, nematodes, pea leaf weevil, pea moth, pea weevil, spider mites, thrips, birds, mammals and reptiles