Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum
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Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum

sugar pea
Chinese snow pea

  family leguminosae 
  genus pisum 

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Genus  Pisum Species  sativum Variety  macrocarpum Cultivar  Common names  sugar pea   Chinese snow pea Family  LEGUMINOSAE Specimen number  S11984 Data source  UnVeg p291
Life cycle
Life form  Terrestrial Life cycle  Biennial Life span  2 years Annual cycle  Not applicable Stature  Various Growth form  Not applicable Growth habit  Various Overall height  1' 6" - 6' Overall spread   
Sunshine  Full sun Water    Optimal soil texture  Soil texture 26 Acceptable soil pH  Slightly acidic USDA hardiness  Not classified AHS heat zones  Not classified Sunset climate zones  Not classified
Suitable for gardens  no Nursery  Unknown Compost  no Size at acquisition  Unknown Garden location  Unknown Garden notes  Full sun is best for growing Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum.
Special qualities
Tolerates drought  no Tolerates high humidity  no Tolerates seaside conditions  no Insect resistant  no Disease resistant  no Deer resistant  no Best uses    Symbiosis  Attracts butterflies  no Attracts hummingbirds  no Autumn foliage  no Colorful berries  no Desirable qualities    Other interest    Other interest color  Other interest period   
Adverse factors
Common pests  Poisonous parts  Poisonous indications  Internal poison  no Dermatologic poison  no Livestock poison  no Mechanical injury  no Hay fever pollen    Hay fever season    Adverse qualities   
Herbal medicine
Medicinal properties  Medicinal parts  Has medicinal uses  no Do not self-administer  no Do no use if pregnant  no Legally restricted  no Toxicity precautions  Medicinal notes  It is sweet, crunchy and fully edible. The list of beneficial vitamins and minerals found in Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum is impressive; notably vitamin A and vitamin C are both present. Sugar pea (sometimes called Chinese snow pea) is most often used cooked or fresh.
Traditional uses
Parts used  Traditional uses  Contemporary uses  Fragrance  Fragrance parts  Fragrance intensity    Fragrance category    Dye parts  Dye color 
Propagule  Seed Pollination method    Planting style  Climbing Crop spacing  2" - 3" Row spacing  1' 6" Cold frame  Planting period  Apr 01 - Oct 31 Harvesting period    Frost tolerance  Partially hardy Heat requirement  Cool Fertilizer  Nitrogen Time to harvest  50 to 60 days
Is edible  yes Culinary uses  Fresh   Cooked Nutritional value  Vitamin A   Vitamin C Edible parts  Seed pods Description of edible parts Flavor / texture  sweet, crunchy and fully edible
Horticulture notes  New crops can be started from April through October, providing a 7 month rotation. Typical crop spacing is 2". Provide 1' 6" spacing between rows. It does not necessarily require warm days for good production. Nitrogen is required for optimal growth. Estimated time to harvest is 50 to 60 days. Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum is typically propagated by seed.
Tag needs printing  no Collection notes  Pisum sativum var. macrocarpum is a biennial.

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Last reviewed November 01, 2004   


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