Approximately 1 - 3 seeds per gram. Pisum stivum
Lot# PE31209The Oregon Sugar Pod II pea is a tender edible snow pea that is highly productive. It produces smooth, stringless pods that are 7-10cm (3-4”) long. Pods are thick and succulent. Pods are doubly borne for high yields and easy harvests on dwarf plants averaging 61-86cm (24-34") tall.
Direct sow pea seeds in loose, well worked soil, when soil temperature is around 10-20°C (50-70°F). As a general rule of thumb, we plant about 25 seeds / 30cm (12”) and plant pea seeds at 12mm-25mm (½-1") deep. We typically prepare to plant double rows of peas in our gardens. Stake and string rows as long as you require and cut two 2.5cm (1”) deep furrows with hoe or rake about 7cm (3”) apart. We generally space our double rows 45-60cm (18-24") apart. Cover with soil and gently tamp down soil with the tined end of a garden rake along the entire row. Ensure the soil is reasonably damp to promote germination. The best time to install a trellis or a pea fence is directly after planting time. Suspend the bottom of the trellis net or chicken wire just above the young plants.
Soil Conditions: Well worked, rich, loose well-drained soil.
Planting Depth: Plant pea seeds 2.5 cm (1") deep, in double rows that are 2-7cm (1-3") apart.
Germination: 7-10 days.
Height at Maturity: 61-76 cm (24-30") tall. Spread: 25 cm / 10 inches across.
Days to Maturity: 65 days.
Watering: An inch of water a week ensures good growth, whether vegetables are grown in single or wide rows. The amount of rain that falls during the week affects how much you should water your garden.
Sun/Shade: Full Sun
Spacing after Thinning: No thinning required.
Additional Information Open pollinated-untreated seeds. It is a very early season pea that produces abundant amounts of tasty pods that are perfect for eating fresh or freezing. The most common disease affecting peas is probably pea root rot (Fusarium sp. or Aphanomyces euteiches) which causes browning and drying of the foliage from the ground up. The best control is to ensure well-drained soil and to rotate crops out of legumes for at least three years. Powdery mildew causes white, powdery mold on the leaves, stems, and pods in hot weather.