Beauregarde Snow Pea Growing Guide
DAYS TO MATURITY
60+ days, depending on planting date
- Soil Requirements: Well-drained soil, with optimal pH of 6.0 to 7.0.
- Beyond their striking appearance, purple peas have stronger defense against stress in the field and a high anthocyanin content. This line has also been selected to hold its color through cooking.
- Plant Spacing: 1-2”
- Row Spacing: 4' trellised
- Sow seeds 1” deep, when soil reaches 45 ̊F. Do not thin.
- Prefers cooler temperatures. Sow additional plantings every two weeks for continued harvest until the weather warms to 70 degrees. For fall harvest, sow 8-10 weeks before first frost date.
- 7-14 days to emergence, slower in cold soil.
- Install trellis net or chicken wire at planting for strong plant growth and easy harvest.
PEST + DISEASE INFO
Diseases: Use well-drained soil and crop rotation to avoid pea root rot (Fusarium sp./Aphanomyces euteiches). This variety is susceptible to powdery mildew late in the season.
Peas can be grown in a sturdy container with a trellis.
3”-long, wavy, dark purple peas. For peak flavor, we recommend waiting to harvest until small peas are visible in the pods, past traditional snow pea size. Bumps should be clearly pronounced: more than a traditional snow pea, less than a shelling pea.
Store whole and dry under plastic in refrigeration. Peas will store up to one week maintaining crispness and flavor. Good for freezing and canning.
Average 125 seeds/ounce; 2,000 seeds/pound