First purple podded sugar snap pea, Very sweet flavour, best eaten before pods get too big. An excellent addition added raw to salads or as a steamed vegetable. Tall plants with attractive purple bicoloured flowers and strong tendrils to aid climbing. Height 150-180cm.
As plants grow and the crop matures, stems can get quite heavy especially after rain, and may require extra tying into main support netting.
Peas do best in a rich soil that is neutral to slightly alkaline, with a pH of 6.5-7.
Sow 4-5cm (1½-2″) deep
Plant 5cm (2″) apart in single or double rows.
Space rows 60cm (24″) apart.