[Market-farming] Recommend good snow pea varieties?

Sue Wells farmersue at myfairpoint.net
Sun Jun 8 20:40:19 EDT 2014

I love and have great success with Oregon Giant snow peas.  Unlike normal
snow peas, the larger these get, the better the taste. When they get really
big, and the peas inside get large, they have a nutty flavor, but still are
so good, before this stage.   If you can get a fall planting, you will enjoy
these very much. It is the only ones I buy anymore. They do not need
trellising, probably helpful, but I don't.  I plant these in the Spring and




From: Market-farming [mailto:market-farming-bounces at lists.ibiblio.org] On
Behalf Of Pam Twin Oaks
Sent: Sunday, June 08, 2014 2:30 PM
To: Market Farming
Subject: [Market-farming] Recommend good snow pea varieties?


We've been really disappointed with our snow peas for a couple of years. We
loved Fedco's Sumo, but there's been no sign of it for a while. We used to
like Dwarf White and Dwarf Grey, but the White has disappeared and the Grey
has become a garnish pea, and seemingly is selected for tendrils, not pods.
We tried Johnny's promising sounding Shiraz, but they had a problem with
seed purity.

Can anyone make recommendations? We have a short pea season, before it gets
too hot, so we usually only look at dwarf varieties that don't need
elaborate trellises. We like big pods, rather than the very gourmet (take
forever to pick) baby types. We like ones resistant to powdery mildew. 

Next year maybe we'll do variety trials.



Pam Dawling
Author of Sustainable Market Farming, Intensive Vegetable Production on a
Few Acres
sustainablemarketfarming.com <http://sustainablemarketfarming.com/> 

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