[Market-farming] Recommend good snow pea varieties?

David Paysnick davepays at gmail.com
Sun Jun 8 21:43:20 EDT 2014


I second Sue's comments (in western Massachusetts)

David Paysnick
Greenfield Community Farm
34 Glenbrook Dr.
Greenfield, MA 01301
www.justroots.org
413-271-2772
Sent from the field, please excuse    typos and punctuation errors!


> On Jun 8, 2014, at 8:40 PM, "Sue Wells" <farmersue at myfairpoint.net> wrote:
> 
> 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 fall.
> Sue
> Vermont
>  
> 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
> 
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