Botanical Name: Pisum sativum
Days to Maturity: 68 days
Native: Western Asia, Europe, and North Africa
Hardiness: Frost-tolerant annual
Plant Dimensions: 18"–22" tall
Variety Information: 2 ½" stringless, crunchy pods; 1–2 per pods per node. 'Tendersweet' is a snap pea resistant to fusarium wilt race 1 and powdery mildew.
Type: Snap pea
Attributes: Disease Resistant, Good for Containers
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: 18"
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.