Pea, Amish Snap
- Sweet and crisp flavor
- Vines grow to 5-6 feet, pods grow to 2 inches
- Snap pea
The wild ancestors of peas grew in the Mediterranean basin and over thousands of years were selected for their dry seeds. By the 3rd century BCE peas were being grown by the ancient Greeks and in the Middle Ages field peas kept the population fed in years of near famine.
Fresh, or garden, peas first started to be consumed in the 17th century and split peas developed late in the 19th century.
Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
Rows Apart: 24"
Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.