Sugar snap

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The sugar snap, also known as the snap pea, is a sweet pea indeed. You can eat the whole pod too: the crunchy, thick pod walls are extra tasty. 

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Sowing: 1 August - 31 August, 16 February - 30 June

Level 1


Level 2

peas are sowed

Level 3

first seedlings

Level 4

little plants

Level 5

with support

Level 6

First sugarsnaps

Level 7

continual harvest

Sowing time: mid-February - June and August
Height: 60-70 cm
Weight: 15 grams
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Sugar snap peas

Our Jessy sugar snap is a low-growing snap pea. The plants grow to about 60-70 cm tall. They don’t need a trellis: they only need a rack for support.

The sugar snap plant does well in cold weather. Usually, you sow them in early spring, but you can also try sowing them in August too. 
  • Species name: Jessy
  • Family: legume
  • Plants per square patch: 9
  • Height: 60-70 cm
  • Sowing time: Mid-February through June and in August
  • Sowing depth: 2 to 3 cm
  • Time to harvest: after 9-10 weeks
  • Germination time: 7 to 23°C in 6 to 24 days
  • Sunlight: can grow in sun or shade
Want to buy sugar snaps? We sell the bags separately, but you can also find the seeds in our essential seed pack:

What’s so special about our sugar snap?

Snap pea pods have thick, fleshy skin. Unlike other peas, the pods are super tasty. So you eat the crunchy pod whole, just like snow peas. Enjoy the fresh, sweet taste.

If you leave the pods hanging for too long, the skin becomes too tough to eat. Then you’ll shell the peas - they are delicious too.

Sowing and growing sugar snaps

Before you sow the peas in your garden box, first pre-sprout them indoors. This gives them a head start: the plants will grow better if the seeds have already produced a root.

Growing sugar snaps is easy, but be sure to protect sprouted seeds and small seedlings from birds: they love them - especially in early spring.

Step-by-step sowing and growing instructions for sugar snaps are in the Planty Gardening app.

How do you use sugar snaps?

Before cooking, remove any threads from the side of the pods. You eat the pods whole: both the skin and the peas.

Sugar snaps are good cooked or steamed: throw them in with a stir fry or scrambled eggs and salmon: delicious.

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