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Name: Speckled snow pea
This is a multi use pea that can be used as a snow pea, snap pea or shelling pea. The pods are small but tender . The ripe, dry seeds are brown and tan speckled in colour which gives it its name.
The only online references I can find only reference it as a sprouting pea but I think that is a waste of its many talents.
There is another reddish podded pea that is called speckled snow pea onverseas but it is a different variety.
When to sow: I usually plant early in spring but you can also plant in autumn when the weather cools down.
Plant type: Semi bush. It is neater when grown on a low trellis or fence but I don't bother. It does not climb mush. Indeterminate.
Uses: Snow pea, snap pea, fresh podded pea.
Growing Conditions: Tolerates most soil conditions. Water regularly in summer.
Pests and Diseases: This is the only pea I grow that has some tolerance to red legged earth mite.
Special Qualities: It is an average bearer of smaller pods but makes up for it by being pretty tolerant of most growing conditions.
Seeds: Minimum 30 seeds