The Oregon Sugar Pod II pea is a tender edible snow pea that is highly productive. It produces smooth, stringless pods that are 7-10cm (3-4”) long. Pods are thick and succulent. Pods are doubly borne for high yields and easy harvests on dwarf plants averaging 61-86cm (24-34") tall.
Direct sow seeds in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked, or in late summer for a fall crop. Choose a location with full sun to partial shade and well-draining soil. Sow seeds 2.5cm (1”) deep and 5-10cm (2-4”) apart in rows spaced 45-60cm (18-24”) apart. Provide support for vining varieties. Keep soil moist and cool to promote germination. Seeds should sprout in 7-14 days. Peas prefer slightly acidic soil with a pH of 6.0-7.5. Fertilize with a balanced fertilizer before planting and once more halfway through the growing season. Harvest peas when pods are plump and the peas inside are tender. Regular harvesting encourages more production.
Soil Conditions: Well-drained soil. Soil pH: 6.0-7.5. Planting Depth: Sow seeds 2.5cm (1”) deep. Germination: 7-14 days. Height at Maturity: 60-180cm (2-6’) tall. Days to Maturity: 55-70 days. Watering: Keep soil evenly moist. Peas require consistent watering throughout the season. Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade. Spacing after Thinning: Thin seedlings to 5-10cm (2-4”) apart.