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Snow Pea 'Oregon Sugar Pod II'  

Pisum sativum var. saccharatum

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Oregon Sugar Pod II is part of the Pisum genus and is a Snow Pea variety. Its scientific name is Pisum sativum var. saccharatum 'Oregon Sugar Pod II'. Oregon Sugar Pod II is a variety of OP Snow Pea . This variety typically produces fruit in the following colours:   Yellow-green.

Bush, edible-pod snow pea variety, developed at Oregon State University. ideal for stir-fry dishes. Bush variety 30 to 36 inches tall. Pods 4 to 4.5 inches long. Snow peas are crisp, tender and full of flavor. Produces very large crop. Highly disease resistant. Plants produce a high percentage of two pods per cluster. Approx. 60 days.


Sowing: Sow directly into the garden as soon as soil is workable in early spring. For continual harvest make successive plantings at 3 week intervals until mid spring. Sow seeds 2 inches apart in rows. Cover with 1 to 1.5 inches of fine soil firmed down. Peas do best in rich, light, moisture retentive soil, will not thrive in waterlogged or very dry soil.


Spacing: Leave 2 to 2.5 feet between rows, slightly closer if limited for space. Can be grown in wide rows sowing seeds 2 inches apart in all directions.


Germination: Completely dependent upon outdoor temperatures and soil warmth. Usually one to two weeks.


Harvesting: Stringless at 4 inches (10 cm). Continuous picking of young pods encourages new pod set. Mildew resistance aids in permitting a fall harvest. Sweet pods freeze well.


Ed’s Special Advice: Pods should be eaten young and rather immature. Sow for fall crop in mid to late July. For best cooking results stir-fry or steam for about a minute.

Large, thick, 4"-5" pods are superbly tender and delicious. Bush plants are high yielding and stay compact. Developed by Dr. James Baggett, of Oregon State University. A winner

An annual, so it will last but a year in its native climate. Normally growing to a mature height of 76.0 cm (2.47 feet), Oregon Sugar Pod II grows with a vine-like habit.

United States is believed to be where Oregon Sugar Pod II originates from.

This variety plant info is provided by the myfolia gardener's wiki. All details about Oregon Sugar Pod II have been kindly provided by our members.

How to grow Oregon Sugar Pod II

  • Full Sun

  • Medium

Enjoys a full sun position in your garden and remember to water moderately. Keep in mind when planting that Oregon Sugar Pod II is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Oregon Sugar Pod II requires a soil ph of 5.5 - 6.5 meaning it does best in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Oregon Sugar Pod II from seed

Can be winter-sown.

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 1.95 inches (5.0 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.49 inches (1.25 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Oregon Sugar Pod II about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Oregon Sugar Pod II

Ensure that temperatures are mild (minimum night temperatures should be around 16°C / 61°F) and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Oregon Sugar Pod II is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Oregon Sugar Pod II

Mature pods are 4-1/2 inches long.

Expect harvests to start to occur in mid summer.

Oregon Sugar Pod II folklore & trivia

Mosaic virus, mildew, and wilt resistant.

Other Names for Snow Pea 'Oregon Sugar Pod II'

Sugar Pod II

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