Swenson Swedish Pea

Pisum sativum | SKU: 0139
3 Reviews
$3.75 to $7.88
  • Snow pea
  • Productive, vigorous climber

$3.75 to $7.88

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Item Details

A sweet and flavorful snowpea, this variety is a productive, vigorous climber. The pea came to Seed Savers Exchange from Charles Swenson. His grandfather brought the variety to Minnesota from Sweden in 1876. Charles says the peas are typically harvested while still flat, then cut into ¼" pieces and creamed to make a traditional Scandinavian dish. Edible-podded, 70 days.

Learn to Grow Swenson Swedish Pea

Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart

Seed Depth: 1/2-1"

Rows Apart: 24"

Support: Trellis

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

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Shocked and surprised


Experienced gardener but have had major struggles with peas in NTX Zone 8A. After 6 attempts I had pretty much decided to give up on them. Stumbled across these and having a Swedish American heritage my interest was piqued; figured one more attempt. Planted in February and they currently are 4 feet high, healthy, and vigorous. Great production!, I’ve gotten more than 6 previous attempts put together. I wasn’t sure how they would respond to TX climate but I will definitely be growing again in the Fall.

5 star rating from me.


Giving this Amazing pea a 5 star rating! (But the screen won't let me). Zone 4 Minnesota. We have had some extremely hot weather this summer of 2021 but the Swedish Swenson pea kept on producing. Need to pick almost every day. Enjoy the taste and heavy productive.

This Pea is Unstoppable


These snow peas have been stellar for me this year. It's my first time growing them. I grow in a high desert climate in New Mexico. We have very low humidity and daytime highs in the low 90s. Nonetheless, this pea from Sweden of all places is unstoppable. On my third flush of pods in early July with no signs of slowing down, no decrease in quality despite the summer heat. New vines continues to branch off the main stems. I will save seed and grow them again next year for sure. The yield is amazing.