[Market-farming] Recommend good snow pea varieties?
Road's End Farm
organic87 at frontiernet.net
Sun Jun 8 21:33:43 EDT 2014
Fedco's Blizzard is great if they have it, but they don't always have it.
Oregon Giant is nice fast picking -- pods are quite large; it's later than Blizzard, and sometimes I've had erratic germination on it.
-- Rivka; Finger Lakes NY, Zone 6A now I think
Fresh-market organic produce, small scale
On Jun 8, 2014, at 2:30 PM, Pam Twin Oaks wrote:
> 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.
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