Pea ‘Amethyst Beauty’

Pisum sativum

Features

  • Easy to grow
  • Edible
  • Foliage & Filler
  • Suitable for containers
  • Vine

Description

This vigorous and heavily-tendriled snow pea variety bred by Peace Seedlings has rich eggplant-purple pods. Peas have a nice flavor, but the pods get tough if they get too large, so pick them when they are still young.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 6 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 65 to 70 days
Plant spacing: 6 to 8 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Peas are a cool-weather crop. Direct-seed in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Provide a strong trellis or support for vines to climb.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when the pods are brightly colored, taking care when handling delicate vines. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Details

Description

This vigorous and heavily-tendriled snow pea variety bred by Peace Seedlings has rich eggplant-purple pods. Peas have a nice flavor, but the pods get tough if they get too large, so pick them when they are still young.

Details

Plant type: annual
Height: 6 ft
Site: full sun
Days to maturity: 65 to 70 days
Plant spacing: 6 to 8 in
Pinch: not necessary

Seed Sowing & Growing Notes

Peas are a cool-weather crop. Direct-seed in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. Provide a strong trellis or support for vines to climb.

Harvesting/Vase Life

Harvest when the pods are brightly colored, taking care when handling delicate vines. Expect a vase life of 5 to 7 days.

Sources

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