Plant as early as possible in the Spring. Repeat plantings around here can be done in early August. We have many great peas we would love to offer but we have 2 big issues with seed production here in Iowa, rabbits and hot weather. We have so much going on in the Spring we frequently miss the narrow window when it goes from winter to summer when they need to be planted to get the best seed. Issue two is rabbits devour most of our plantings as this appears to be one of their favorite plants. In 2018 we went from frozen ground and snow on April 18 to near 90 a week later. UPDATED FOR 2023.
EDIBLE PODDED PEAS
Golden Sweet - 70 days - Gregor Mendel’s work on genetics fascinated me from the first time I saw it in a Middle School science book. I set out to collect material he worked with only to search for years for a yellow podded variety of peas. This variety is an excellent snow pea with beautiful, pale yellow pods on plants up to 6 feet tall. 1 oz. Pkt. $3.00
Sugar Snap- 60 days- Superb combination of peas and pod. Has a flavor different than regular or edible podded peas. Just great to eat fresh in the garden. This is unlike edible podded where the pod is fiber free and tastier than the inside and regular peas where the peas are good and the pod isn’t. This is the best of both worlds. 2 oz. Pkt. $2.25; 2 Pkts $4.00