Mammoth Melting Snow Pea - Certified Organic

Mammoth Melting Snow Pea - Certified Organic
Mammoth Melting Snow Pea - Certified Organic
SKU: 10038
(Pisum sativum)
Certified Organic
Unit size: 1 OZ
Matures in 65 days

Delectably sweet and tender pods have opened the garden gate for this edible snow pea for many years, and continue to make it a mainstay today. Mammothsized pods average 4-5” long with a delicate, mouth-watering crunch. These 5-6’ tall vines require trellising for support and bear over a long period of time. Large white flowers are an extra bonus, adding a splash of brightness to your edible landscape.
Price: $3.50
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Soil  and Nutrient Requirements
Because peas are planted in the early spring when conditions are often wet, good drainage is important. Sandy soils are best. Ensure good yields by adjusting soil pH to above 6.0 using lime, or wood ash where soils are low in potassium. For nitrogen, 20-30 lbs /acre is adequate. Higher amounts may cause lush foliage with poor flowering and fruit set. Peas fix nitrogen in the soil through a symbiotic relationship with bacteria. To ensure adequate numbers of pre-existing bacteria, mix seed with inoculants right before planting.
Full sun to part shade
Seeding Depth
Seeding depth: 1-2”
Seeding Rate
Direct seeding: Sow ~25 seeds/ft in a 3" wide band. Dwarf varieties do not require trellising, but taller varieties should be supported in order to avoid disease and make harvesting easier. Plant peas in two rows, 8-12” apart, with a mesh or wire trellis between the rows for peas to climb.
Plant Spacing
Row Spacing
For dwarf peas 12-18", for trellising peas 4-6'
When to Sow
Direct seed as soon as soil can be worked in the spring. Seeds will germinate in soil temperatures as low as 40°F, although slowly.  When soils are around 60°F, seeds will germinate more quickly. Hot, dry conditions adversely affect quality and yield, so it is advantageous to have the crop mature as early as planting schedules allow. In some regions, you can grow a successful fall crop by planting in late summer.
Frost Tolerant
Drought Tolerant
Heat Tolerant
Seed Specs
90-170 seeds/oz, 1,500-2,700 seeds/lb (2M avg). M=1,000
Seeding Rate
Dwarf- 27M seeds/1000’ (13.5 lbs), 550M seeds/acre, (~ 270 lbs.), using ~25 seeds/ft, 12” row spacing. Trellised- 50M seeds/1,000’ (26 lbs), 400M seeds/acre. (~ 200 lbs.), using ~25 seeds/ft, double rows 12” apart on 6’ centers.
Harvest when pods fill out, but before seeds turn starchy. Regular picking will increase yields.
Keep pea pods at near freezing temperatures for around a week.
Pest Info

·         Aphids can be washed off plants with a hard stream of water. They have several natural predators that control populations including parasites (aphids appear grey or bloated), lady beetle larvae and lacewings.

·         Seedcorn maggot – Avoid heavy applications of manure or organic matter, as this can attract the flies and encourage egg laying.  

Disease Info
  • Peas are subject to an array of root rots and wilts caused by different pathogens that are difficult to distinguish in the field and extremely difficult to control. The pathogens survive in the soil in dormant states that can persist for many years. Varieties resistant to all races of Fusarium oxysporum f. sp. pisi are available, and others with resistance to Pythium spp. and Fusarium solani f. sp. pisi are under development.
  • Peas are also subject to several leaf and pod blights, of which the most important are probably aschochyta blight (caused by any of three related species) and bacterial blight ( Pseudomonas syringae pv. pisi). Both these diseases are highly transmissible by seed; all of our pea seed is grown in arid areas in which these diseases do not occur. All pea plant residues should be buried, burned, or composted at high temperatures to destroy disease organisms.
  • Powdery mildew can be checked by providing good air circulation. Give plants wide spacing and eliminate weeds, especially milkweed, marshcress and yellowrocket. Choose resistant varieties.
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