Pea, Snap, “Sugar Magnolia” Seeds
Wow, a purple snap pea, tender and delicious! ‘Sugar Magnolia’ isn’t just a famous Grateful Dead song, it is also a beautiful, fine-flavored, edible-pod pea with purple flowers. Long hypertendrils (vigorous, multi-branching tendrils) act as extra sturdy supports for 6′-7′ vining plants, creating an airy structure that also helps prevent mildew. 3″–4″ purple pods. ‘Sugar Magnolia’ is a cross between ‘Parsley Bush’ pea and ‘Purple Podded’ vining pea. A few of these open-pollinated peas may be speckled with green.
This 14 gram packet sows up to 6 feet.
Days to Maturity: 70 days
When to Sow Outside: RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.
When to Start Inside: Not recommended.
Days to Emerge: 5–10 days
Seed Depth: 1"
Seed Spacing: 2"
Row Spacing: 4'–6' apart
Thinning: Not required.
Harvesting: Snap peas should be harvested when peas are plump; pick regularly to increase yield. Use scissors to harvest or hold vine with one hand and pick the pods with the other; vines are fragile.