Peas, Royal Snap II (Pisum sativum) - 20 Seeds
•American grown seeds
•When to Sow: Early spring or 2 months before first fall frost.
•Planting Method: Direct Sow
•Days to Maturity: 58 Days
This gorgeous purple snap pea comes to us from Rod Lamborn, son of Calvin Lamborn, the father of the snap pea and breeder of the classic 'Sugar Snap.' Create a stunning snap pea trio by combining Royal Snap II with Honey Snap II and Sugar Ann or Sugar Snap.
This food is very low in Saturated Fat, Cholesterol and Sodium. It is also a good source of Riboflavin, Vitamin B6, Pantothenic Acid, Magnesium, Phosphorus and Potassium, and a very good source of Dietary Fiber, Vitamin A, Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Thiamin, Folate, Iron and Manganese.
Peas are a cool weather crop. Midsummer pickings are not as prolific as earlier harvests. For best yields ensure adequate fertility and a pH of 6.0-7.5. Adjust pH with ground limestone or wood ashes before planting, ideally in the fall.
MIDSUMMER CROP: Sow in early spring as soon as the soil can be worked. In well-drained soil, sow 1-1 1/2" apart in a 3" band (25 seeds/ft.), 1/2-1" deep. Do not thin.
FALL CROP: Choose powdery mildew resistant varieties. Sow about 2 months before frost. Keep seeds well watered to encourage good germination.