Botanical Name: Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum
Days to Maturity: 70 days
Native: Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 6’–7′ vines
Variety Information: 3″–4″ purple pods. ‘Sugar Magnolia’ is a cross between ‘Parsley Bush’ pea and ‘Purple Podded’ vining pea.
Type: Snap pea
Attributes: Long Vines
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1″
Seed Spacing: 2″
Row Spacing: 4’–6′ apart
Thinning: Not required.
Harvesting: Snap peas should be harvested when peas are plump; pick regularly to increase yield. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick the pods with the other; vines are fragile.