The Pea Sugarsnap Climbing is a very popular pea variety that produces stringless juicy pea pods 8 - 9cm in length that are suitable as both green peas (with shell) or shelled. The pea plants need to be trellised as they grow up to about a metre at maturity, and will produce profusely for several months.
This variety is a favourite for the home vegie-garden, as it is easy to grow, so the kids can get involved, and best of all, the harvested beans are highly nutritious.
The Pea Sugarsnap Climbing is often grown as a companion plant in vegie-gardens with Nasturtium and Sweetpea plants (see photo in gallery). For details on Nasturtium and Sweetpea varieties supplied by Climbing Fig™, please visit our store.
(Sugarsnap is a species of pea, Pisum sativum which has been used as a food crop since ancient times).
Advantages of Pea Sugarsnap Climbing
Early harvest variety (8 - 9 weeks from sowing)
Stringless juicy pea pods
Climbing variety that produces heavy yield
Suitable for trellising (up to 1m)
Long harvest period if plant is trellised
Generally disease-free if planted in full sun
100 - 120cm height at maturity
25 - 30cm apart is suitable planting distance
Seed Sowing Instructions
Easy to follow seed propagation notes are provided with every seed purchase
Seeds of this variety are best started in seed raising mix or Jiffy® pellets before planting into the garden