Pea Oregon Sugar Pod is a tall mid-season variety with an excellent flavour and very productive. Pea Oregon Sugar Pod produces large flat, slightly curved pods for picking young and cooking whole. Benefits from support and will grow 100cm (40″) high.
Oregon Sugar Pod is a tall growing mangetout type producing really large broad flat pods. For the sweetest flavour, pick when the peas are just forming in the pod. The plant will grow to a height of 100cm.
Peas are ideal when grown with other vegetables such as beans and carrots.
Nutritional values: A good source of Pro-Vitamin A and Vitamins C, B1 and folic acid
Pack size: Approximately 250 seeds
Sowing Indoors: Peas can be started of undercover from March to April. Plant 3-4 seeds in individual 9cm pots in a good seed compost. When plants are 3-5″ tall they can be hardened off and planted outside into rows. Follow instructions below ref supports and planting distances etc.
Sow/Plant outdoors: Plant from May to June. Prepare a flat bottom drill 5cm (2in) deep and 10cm, (4in) wide.
Space seeds 5cm (2in) apart throughout the drill allowing 60cm (24in) between the drills, then cover over with soil and gently tamp down with the back of a rake. It is advisable to give some net protection against birds, once seedlings start to grow , then add some net support for plants to climb and hold the crop. Alternatively very early spring sowings can be made in February or March into a length of plastic gutter or modular cells under glass and then planted out against wires. Slide contents of gutter into a shallow drill made in the plot or space modular plants 10-15cm(4-6in) apart once hardened off.
Do not plant if soils are waterlogged.
To get the sweetest flavour, peas are best cooked when picked young and cooked within 30 minutes of harvest, before the sugar has turned to starch.
Rather than traditional boiling or steaming, try gently frying in a little butter, eat while still slightly crispy.
Soil type: Free draining light soils that are humus rich.
Aspect: Full sun but also ok in partial shade.
Position: Prefer open planting in vegetable beds.
Harvest: July to September.
Full growing instructions provided on each pack.