The Sugar Snap, also known as the Snap Pea, is a sweet pea indeed. You can snack on the whole pod too. The crunchy, thick pod walls are extra tasty.
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Sowing time: mid-February - June and August Height: 60-70 cm Weight: 15 grams
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Our Jessy Sugarsnap is a low-growing snap pea. The plants grow to about 60-70 cm tall. They don’t need a trellis: they only need a rack for support.
The Sugarsnap plant does well in cold weather. Usually, you sow them in early spring, but you can also sow them in August. Sometimes they can be a bit finicky, but it’s definitely worth a try.
- Species name: Jessy
- Family: Butterfly Flower
- Plants per square patch: 9
- Height: 60-70 cm
- Sowing time: Mid-February through June and in August
- Sowing depth: 2 to 3 cm
- Time to harvest: After 9-10 weeks
- Germination time: 7 to 23°C in 6 to 24 days
- Sunlight: Can grow in the sun as well as in the shade
Want to buy Sugarsnaps? We sell the bags separately, but you can also find the beet seeds in the Essentials Seed Pack:
What’s so special about our Sugarsnap?
The pods of snap peas have pretty thick, fleshy skin. Unlike other peas, the pods are super tasty. So you eat the crunchy pod whole, just like with mange-tout. Enjoy the fresh, slightly sweet taste.
If you leave the pods hanging for too long, the skin becomes too tough to eat. Then you’ll shell the peas - they are delicious too.
Sowing and growing Sugarsnaps
Before you sow the peas in your raised bed, you first pre-sprout them indoors. This gives them a head start: the plants will grow better if they seeds already produced a root.
Growing them is easy, but be sure to protect sprouted seeds and small seedlings from birds: they love them - especially in early spring.
Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions for Sugarsnap seeds are in the Planty Garden app.
How do you use them?
Before cooking, remove any threads from the side of the pods. You eat the pods whole: both the skin and the peas.
Sugarsnaps are good cooked or stewed: throw them in with a stir fry or scrambled eggs with salmon: delicious!