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Avalanche Peas

Avalanche peas

Avalanche peas

Avalanche peas

Avalanche peas

As the name suggests, Avalanche pea plants yield mountains of peas. This compact plant has few leaves, directing its energy into producing deep green pea pods that are easy to find and pick. Avalanche peas have a pretty shape and they generate more tendrils than most pea plants. The tendrils look pretty on a plate as garnish—and they’re edible! Avalanche pea plants grow to 30 to 36 inches and are resistant to powdery mildew and fusarium wilt.

Sun Exposure

  • Full to partial sun (six to eight hours)

Soil pH

  • 6.0 to 7.5

Hardiness Zones

  • 4 to 9


  • Sow 1-2 inches apart, 1/2-1 inch deep
  • Plant rows 24 inches apart
  • Vines grow 36 inches


  • Water deeply 1 inch a week; do not let soil dry out


  • Snow pea type
  • High yield of sweet, flat 3-4 inch pods
  • 60 days to maturity
  • First sowing should be in early spring as soon as soil can be worked
  • Last sowing should be 2 months before frost
  • High resistance to Fusarium wilt
  • Perfect for salads and stir-fry

Have you ever tried growing Avalanche peas? Are there any challenges you face growing Avalanche peas? Please tell us your best tips for growing Avalanche peas.


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