Snow Pea (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon 'Mammoth Melting Sugar')

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Posted by Newyorkrita (North Shore, Long Island, NY ) on Sep 4, 2013 9:40 PM

Mammoth Melting Sugar peas grow tall vines, so they really need tall supports unless you want them to sprawl. I wanted to keep them off the ground so I could harvest the peas. Be sure to pick the snow pea pods when young and tender and flat for best taste.

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Posted by lovesblooms (Maryland - Zone 7a) on Feb 3, 2015 8:27 AM

These were my favorite the first year I sowed them, which was my first year sowing peas. The next year I had more to compare them to and noticed they grew tall but didn't produce as much as I expected such a tall plant to produce, compared with Oregon Sugarpod II. The pods got very long before starting to swell, and were tasty, but there just weren't many for some reason.

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robertduval14 On July 7, 2017 Bloomed
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piksihk On February 26, 2015 Bloomed
flowering - couple of snow peas
piksihk On September 15, 2014 Transplanted
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Time for picking by MissyPenny Jul 10, 2015 2:53 PM 0
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