Peas, Sugar Dwarf White Blossom
Dwarf White Sugar Pod Pea is one of the earliest snow peas available and produce high yields of 2 to 2 ½" long snow peas. The pods are very sweet, tender, flavorful, and string-less making them perfect for stir fry and salads, and Oriental dishes. In general, Snow peas must be picked regularly (at least every other day) to assure sweet, fiber-free pods. The Pods can be stir-fried, steamed or mixed with oriental vegetables or meat dishes.
As soon as overgrown pods missed in earlier pickings are discovered, remove them from the plants to keep the plants blooming and producing longer. Enlarging peas inside these pods may be shelled and used as garden peas. Pea pods lose their crispness if overcooked. The pods have a high sugar content and brown or burn quickly. Do not stir-fry over extreme heat.
- Botanical Name - Pisum sativum
- Zone 3-9
- Seed to Harvest - 60-70 Days
- Height - 2-½ feet tall (trellis recommended)
- Fruit Weight-
- Fruit Color - Green
- Treated - No
- Germination Time - 7-14 Days
- Breed - Heirloom, Open Pollinated
- Germination Rate – 90%
- Lifecycle – Annual
- Sunlight - Full Sun / Partial Shade
- Watering – 1"-1/2" per week
- Sow Method – Direct Sow or Transplant
- Sow Depth - 1/2 - 1 inch
- Plant Spacing - Plant 2 seed every 3 inches
- Row Spacing - 12-18 inches
- Season of Interest - Cool / Warm
- Peas Growing Guide
- Companion Planting guide
Did you know... that one serving of green peas contains as much Vitamin C as two large apples and the Romans grew over 37 varieties of peas.
CLASSIFICATION: Open Pollinated, Heirloom, Non-Gmo, Annual
Open pollinated means this plants flowers are fertilized by bees, moths, birds, bats, and even the wind or rain. The seed that forms produces the same plant the following year.
All heirlooms are open pollinated, but not all open pollinated plants are heirlooms. Only a small fraction of the plant world is considered heirloom. This variety has a history of being passed down within communities and families as early as the 1700's, similar to the generational sharing of items like jewelry or furniture.
- Chives deter aphids
- Mint improves health and flavor
- Garlic and onion stunt the growth of peas
Nutritional Value & Health BenefitsGreen garden peas are a valuable source of protein, iron and insoluble fiber. Insoluble fiber helps to reduce serum cholesterol thus reducing the risk of heart disease and stroke. Sugar snap peas and the like, contain much less protein, but they are an excellent source of iron and vitamin C that work to keep your immune system functioning properly.
- Nutrition Facts (1/2 cup cooked snow peas)
- Calories 34
- Dietary Fiber 1.4 grams
- Protein 2.6 grams
- Carbohydrates 5.6 grams
- Vitamin C 38.3 mg
- Iron 1.6 mg
- Potassium 192 mg
- Magnesium 21 mg