The Sugaree Snap Vine Pisum Sativum Productive, sweet green snap peas on 8’ vines, with white flowers.
Sugaree Snap Vine Pisum Sativum
Snap peas have been cultivated in gardens since the 1800s and used to be called “butter peas”, but modern snaps, like ‘Sugar Snap’, bear little resemblance to the old types.
This hybrid was developed in the late 1960s by Dr. Calvin Lamborn and Dr. M. C. Parker for the Gallatin Valley Seed Company, a Boise, Idaho company dedicated to pea breeding and development. It was produced from a cross between a thick-podded shell pea and snow pea and became commercially available in 1979. That year it was chosen as an All-American Selections winner due to its crisp, fleshy, sweet pods that can be eaten straight from the vine. Sugar Snap peas are self-fertile and generally ready to harvest 53 to 58 days after seeding.