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Sugar Snap Pea, Sugar Magnolia (Organic)

Pisum sativum. Purple Sugar Snap. 70 days.

After more than 15 years of breeding work, Dr. Alan Kapuler developed the first purple-podded sugar snap pea. Beautiful purple pods and flowers. Good sweet flavor, although not quite as sweet as Magnolia Blossom. We find the flavor and texture to be best before the pods get really fat. The beautiful 7′ tall vines produce over a long season. Bred by Peace Seeds in Corvallis, Oregon.

Seed produced by Avoca in Corvallis, Oregon.

1/2 oz ≈ 40-60 seeds

In stock

2 oz

In stock

1/2 lb

Out of stock

1 lb

Out of stock

5 lbs

Out of stock

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Direct sow 1” deep February through April in rows that are 12” apart. Thin seedlings to 3” spacing. Protecting early sowings from frost may help with early yields. Requires trellising; try T-posts and bailing twine.

Seed Saving

Collect seed from pods that are fully dry. Shell by hand or by dancing, winnow to clean. Test for dryness with a hammer – dry peas shatter. When seeds are very dry, freeze to kill weevils. Some cross-pollination may occur, but peas predominantly self-pollinate so no isolation is needed.

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  1. Beth

    Sweet and easy to find!

    Beth (verified owner)

    Where did you grow this variety? Washington

    I love these peas, and I find them sweeter than the green magnolias.

    What I love best is that I can *find* them. There’s no way purple pods can hide.

    And in case you’re wondering, the peas themselves are green. Only the pod is purple. 🙂

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