Pea Seeds - Sugar Magnolia Snap (Coming Jan/Feb 2024)
Seed Count: 10 Seeds
Maturity Date: 70 Days from Planting
Plant Type: Vining Pea
Pod Color: Deep Purple
Plant Height: 5-6 feet
Soil Requirements: Well-drained, fertile
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Edible Pod and Peas: Yes
The Sugar Magnolia Snap Pea is a relatively new entry in the world of snap peas, bred for both its unique deep purple pod color and sweet taste. This variety was developed by Dr. Alan Kapuler, a renowned public domain plant breeder, as part of a mission to enhance the visual and taste appeal of snap peas.
These peas are an excellent choice for fresh eating, cooking, and adding a splash of color to salads. The sweetness of the peas, combined with the crispy pods, makes them a delightful snack. These peas can also be lightly steamed or stir-fried to retain their color and crisp texture.
Growing Habits & Planting Instructions:
Sugar Magnolia Snap Peas are a vining variety and require support for optimal growth. Plant in well-drained, fertile soil in a location that receives full sun. Sow seeds 1 inch deep, spacing them about 2 inches apart, with rows spaced 4-6 feet apart. Provide a trellis or support for the vines, which can reach 5-6 feet in height. Keep the soil consistently moist but not waterlogged. For best flavor, harvest the pods when they are young and tender.
Sugar Magnolia Snap Peas are an innovative addition to any garden, combining visual appeal with delicious, sweet flavor. Their unique deep purple pods and high-yield potential make them a favorite among both home gardeners and culinary enthusiasts.