Green Beauty Pea
- Snow pea produces tender, delicious pods
- Vines grow to 6-8 feet
- 60 days
This magnificent, purple-flowered snow pea variety produces tender, delicious pods ideal for steaming. Vigorous vines grow 6-8' tall and yield plentiful amounts of pods measuring 7-8" at maturity. Bred by Alan Kapuler, Ph.D., of Peace Seeds from one plant found by Carl Jones among hundreds of all different crosses. Pods remain tender and tasty even when harvested at their full size. 60 days.
Learn to Grow Green Beauty Pea
Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
Rows Apart: 24"
Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.
Ratings & Reviews
Great producer on a trelliss
by Dody Mitchell
Planted just before our last spring frost in March, they sprung up like magic. We had them trellised on cattle panels that made a 16 foot hoop and had the peas planted along either side. They grew beautifully. I did have to use twine to keep them on the cattle panel, but only as marginal support. We had so many Green Beauty Snow Peas, we could hardly keep up with the picking for a 16 foot double row. I have many frozen for use through out the year.
Due to the trellis and constant pruning of peas, we didn't suffer from many of the typical fungal diseases a very wet spring like ours would normally inflict on peas.
They continued to produce right until the hottest part of summer in zone 7b. We were quite sad on that late July after noon when we came out and saw them dying.
Peas are hard to grow in my climate because we have a very short spring. They are producing now and made it through a sudden heat spell that was unusually early with days well into the 90s. Its cooler now and they have bounced back. We have the perfect amount of peas just enough to pick as snacks, which is all I really hope for with peas as they tend to die fast. The pods are big and sweet and perfect for fresh eating.