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Snow Pea 'Snowbird'

Pisum sativum var. saccharatum

  • 19 plantings
  • 4 available for swap
  • 1 wanted
  • 17 stashed

'Snowbird' is a Snow Pea variety in the Pisum genus with a scientific name of Pisum sativum var. saccharatum. The blooms display an average of 5 petals.

Very early and prolific dwarf plants yield 3" pods in clusters of 2-3.1

Snowbird grows as an Annual and is a Vegetable. Being an Annual, it tends to grow best over the course of a single year. Normally grows to a mature height of 40.64 cm (1.32 feet).

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

How to grow Snowbird

  • Full Sun

  • Very High

Support peas on a pea fence, pea tower or trellis netting.1

A full sun position will ensure your plant thrives and remember to water very often. Keep in mind when planting that Snowbird is thought of as half hardy, so remember to protect this plant from frosts and low temperatures. Try to keep the ph of your soil between the range of 5.5 and 6.5 as Snowbird likes to be in weakly acidic soil.

Growing Snowbird from seed

Try to aim for a seed spacing of at least 2.97 inches (7.62 cm) and sow at a depth of around 0.99 inches (2.54 cm). Soil temperature should be kept higher than 4°C / 39°F to ensure good germination.

By our calculations, you should look at sowing Snowbird about 42 days before your last frost date.

Transplanting Snowbird

Ensure that temperatures are mild and all chance of frost has passed before planting out, as Snowbird is a half hardy plant.

Harvesting Snowbird

This variety tends to be ready for harvesting by late spring.