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Snowbird Peas

Snowbird peas

Snowbird peas

Snowbird peas

Snowbird peas

Fast-growing, crisp and sweet, this dwarf pea plant is easy to grow. Plant them in early spring and in 58 days you’ll have a generous amount of clusters to eat whole, right off the vine, or lightly stir-fried or sautéed. Either way, Snowbirds will retain their delicious crispness.

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 to 18 inches


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


  • Snow pea type
  • 58 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
  • Easy to grow
  • Crisp and sweet – perfect for stir-fry, side dishes, or snacking

Have you grown Snowbird peas? Are they easy to tend and harvest? Please tell us about your experiences growing Snowbird peas.


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