A full-color, downloadable, printable (PDF) version of our Shelling & Snap Pea Comparison Chart. Features listed include Variety, Days to Maturity, Flavor notes, Pod Length, Average # of Peas/Pod, Vine Length, and Disease Resistance.
Learn why not all pea seed is created equal by reading the Story of 'Sugar Ann' Snap Pea at Johnny's Selected Seeds. Not only are there differences between pea varieties, even seed lots of the same pea variety can vary widely in quality, depending on how the seed crop is grown and managed. To achieve uniformity, or purity, of the seed lot, one must start with a high-quality, uniform batch of seeds — or, as we say in the seed industry, "stock seeds" — to grow the seed crop to a workable size. And, one must also maintain this quality over time. Here's how we do it...