Tendersweet Snap Pea Seeds

This packet sows up to 11 feet.
3 out of 5 stars
(6 reviews)
Availability: Out of Stock
You'll fall in love with the sweetness of 'Tendersweet' peas, and may never buy peas at the store again! The green, crisp pods are also edible. 'Tendersweet' does not require support as it is a short variety, making it perfect for containers. Serve raw with dip or sauté as a sweet and savory side dish. Disease resistant to Fusarium wilt race 1 and powdery mildew.
$1.99 20 grams (~65 seeds)

Botanical Name: Pisum sativum

Days to Maturity: 68 days

Family: Fabaceae

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.

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Tendersweet Snap Pea Seeds Reviews

6 reviews

Big Disappointment

1 out of 5 stars Jun 24, 2020
This variety performed so poorly for me, I think the seeds were defective. I planted these twice, first in late April and again in mid-May, because only a few plants had come up the first time. Out of both plantings, totaling 12 feet twice, there is maybe 10 puny plants as of late June. Wanted to try growing something new this year. Total waste of time and space. I will not buy from seed company again. Zero stars.
WR from NH
Owner Response: Hi WR, We are sorry you experienced poor germination with this cultivar. We are always here to help and happily guarantee our seeds. Our seeds are tested frequently by a third-party laboratory to ensure germination meets both federal and out own standards. Sometimes cool, wet springs offer some extra challenges to large seeds like peas. A customer service agent will contact you soon to help.

So disappointing

1 out of 5 stars Sep 8, 2020
I bought these seeds because they were to be more bushy plants and I would not have to build a trellis. The plants barely broke the surface of the ground, then just stopped inspite of plnt food and regular watering. Other plants were doing fine.
Mary Klee from IN
Owner Response: Hi Mary. Thank you for the feedback. We are sorry to hear about the germination issue that you had. A customer representative will be in contact with you soon.

Sweet snap peas

2 out of 5 stars Sep 16, 2020
Planted in a container in full sun as suggested, in early May. I had two plants and three pods. Trying again in early September.
Randi Ziring from NJ
Owner Response: Hi Randi, Peas do best in cool growing conditions. In your area, we recommend sowing them in late February to early March to take advantage of the cool temperatures. We also recommend sowing in late summer, 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost, which is early- to mid-August in your area as also a great time to sow them. You can find this information and more in the tabs on this product page. Happy gardening!

Happy to repurchase

5 out of 5 stars Oct 12, 2020
Love the peas! Love these small container pea plants. No staking. No support Needed. Perfect for my backyard containers. I don't have space for regular pea plants. Repurchasing more!
lyn caubin from CA

Possible culprits!

4 out of 5 stars Nov 18, 2020
I was convinced there was something wrong with these seeds as well. I planted twice and got almost no germination. I planted them a third time around the time I got a wildlife camera. Whoa! A squirrel carefully picked out nearly all the seeds and stashed them. I was able to find the stash which had a lot of seeds and even corn seed as well as apricot pits. Protect all your peas with light row covers until a couple inches tall if you have squirrels. I never would have guessed!
Gladys Schlueter from MT

Tender and Sweet

5 out of 5 stars Jun 4, 2021
Planted in late March and currently harvesting my 2nd batch of peas. I soaked my seeds first and then planted them and then covered them with mesh cover so squirrels don't eat the seeds. They are producing well and everyone loves the sweet and tender pods. Most of the harvested peas do not make it to the table as everyone is snacking on them, even my dog. They are still producing more flowers. Plan to plant more the end of July.

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