70 days. Snap peas are best eaten fresh and
there’s nothing like picking them right
off the vine. The French call edible
podded peas “mange tout” meaning
“eat all.” Sugar Snap provides an
extended harvest of thick, crunchy
3" pods filled with flavorful peas. Vines
tolerate some heat. Grow
climbing 6'–8' vines on
poles or a trellis.
This packet sows one 7-foot row.
Days to Emerge:
When to sow outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before average last frost, or as soon as soil can be worked. Soil temperature must be above 40°F. In USDA zones 8 or warmer, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest.
When to start inside: Not recommended.
Special germination instructions: Soak seed in water for 12 to 24 hours before sowing.
Harvesting: Snap peas should be harvested when the pods are plump. Peas that are too mature will cause the plant to stop producing; therefore, harvest daily. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick the pods with the other, as the vines are brittle
Artist: Marjorie Leggitt