Seeds, Roots and Plants for Sale|
Perennial Seed Set:
True Comfrey, Stinging Nettle, White Yarrow, Bronze Fennel.
Buy 200 Mammoth Melting Pea Seeds
Heirloom. Organic. Sweet. Edible pod. Pole. Good producer.
Pisum sativum var sativum.
100 Mammoth Melting Pea Seeds
$1.95. Includes flyer about how to grow peas.
ORGANIC MAMMOTH MELTING PEA SEEDS
Sugar / Sweet Snap Pea
Pisum sativum var sativum
Heirloom. Hardy annual. Sweet, tender, edible pod.
Peas: Mammoth Melting|
very popular pea. Extra sweet and sugary. Easy to grow.
Open pollinated, heirloom.
The pod is green. The peas are green with a slight hint of creamy-white.
The beautiful white flowers are decorative and edible.
Has one of the largest pods, 4 to 5 inches long. Pods are best eaten when
4 inches or less when they have no strings.
Peas Produce a Lot|
are a cool weather annual that are very hardy. Reliable and robust. Early
producing and high yielding. They produce for a long time: longer than most
Good in USDA Hardiness Zones 3-9. They do best in air temperatures from 60 to
75 degrees, though will grow even when as cold as 45 degrees.
light frosts. They prefer soil temperatures of 45 to 75 degrees.
photo you can see a little bit of cream color in the green peas.
Peas: Great for Your Garden
early spring or late summer so it is growing during cooler temperatures.
You can extend the season in either direction by providing shade or frost protection
with remay or a similar fabric.
Wilt resistant to Fusarium. Resistant
to Powdery Mildew. No GMO (genetically modified organisms). All natural.
An excellent choice for a heavy producing, wonderful tasting pea.
to Grow Peas|
pea seeds for a few hours before planting. Sow seeds about 1 inch deep in rows
24 to 36 inches apart. The peas germinate in 14-36 days depending upon the temperature
Pea plants like full sun during cool temperatures, and partial
shade if it's going to be grown in somewhat warmer temperatures. Likes at least
6 hours of sun a day.
They like soil pH around 5.5-6.8. It is a light
feeder. Peas are not picky about soil but do better with some organic matter such
as compost. They prefer loamy, well-drained soil.
Thin seedlings to about
4 inches apart or more. Keep soil somewhat moist while the plant is developing,
then cut back a little on the water.
These are pole peas so you need to
provide some type of trellis that is about 4-6 feet tall. If you want, you can
mulch the plants to reduce weeds and maintain proper moisture.
How to Harvest Peas|
Mature peas are ready to harvest about 62-75 days after sowing. Eat raw
The white flowers produce
peas about 21 days after blooming. Flowers are edible if you want to be adventuresome.
If you regularly pick the peas, you get more production out of the plants.
It encourages the plants to create more flowers. For best taste pick every few
days. Though they maintain their great flavor even when picked a little late.
Has one of the longest harvest period of all snow peas. A 35 foot row of plants
can yield up to a bushel of pea pods.
In the photo are very mature pea
pods that are good for saving seed for planting or for drying to eat in the winter.
How to Prepare Your Tasty Peas|
Sugar pea pods are popular in stir-fry dishes. Use the same as you would use snow
Eat the pods or shell the peas. Great eaten raw in salads.
They're so good you can eat them right off the plant in your garden.
steamed. Good for freezing. They tolerate being frozen very well.
is an unusual photo. I got it by chance.
A fresh pea seed fell in my sink
and stuck in the drain. I left it there, and it started to grow! So I took a photo
of it, then planted it in my garden.
It did very well even though it had
a different start in life.
Contact me if you are ordering more than one type of seed. I can discount
All seeds are shipped by First Class
or Priority Mail through the Post Office.
For survival farming in hard
times in zones 5/6/7,
see our Western
North Carolina Farm and Garden Calendar.
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