Every seed came up, they're about 3' tall with a sturdy stem. Waiting until mid March to put out in the southern (Ga) garden. Will be licking my lips watching them flower and fruit. I like these as an addition to a traditional red tomato salad.
I had 40 mph winds my greenhouse fell over and was so surprised the seeds survived two days in the cold under soil and are still growing. The roots were in tact so i transplanted them, they are doing just fine. 10 stars
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Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea Seeds
Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea (65 days)
Developed by Dr. James Baggett, of Oregon State University
This edible-pod snow pea is not only extra sweet, but an extremely heavy yielder. Pea pods are 4-5", thick and tasty. Vines 24"-34". Oregon Sugar Pod II Pea bears 10 days earlier than Mammoth Melting Sugar Pea. Resistant to both pea enation virus and powdery mildew.
Scott Meyer at Organic Gardening.com says... "Researchers in Alabama, Oregon and Florida grew a bunch of different snowpea varieties side-by-side, harvested the pods, weighed them and came up with some nicely consistent results: In all three locations, 'Oregon Sugar Pod' (or its more disease-resistant variation, 'Oregon Sugar Pod II') yielded the most pounds of pods. In the state for which it is named, 'Oregon Sugar Pod' produced 8.1 pounds of peas per 12 foot row vs. the 5.1 pounds produced by its closest competitor. In the other two trials, OSP or OSP II outyielded the other varieties by at least 20 percent. The reason for this extraordinary output, explains James Baggett, Ph.D., of Oregon State University, breeder of the productive peas, is that most snowpea plants produce one pod at each "growth node," but the two 'Oregon Sugar Pod' varieties produce two pods per node."
TIP Instead of building a trellis this year for your peas which cost money and uses valuable resources, try planting Cayuse oats instead, for use as a trellis. This will not only produce oats and build biomass in your garden, but it will give your peas something to climb on. Cayuse grows 6' tall and will make an excellent living trellis. Almost like the Indians using corn as a trellis for beans!
I planted the entire packet in a space about 2'x8' of well nourished garden soil. I added inoculant. Most seedlings emerged within 6 days, and now are about 6" tall. I do not expect further germination. Germination was roughly 80%, with a nod to the possibility that the missing seeds were removed by birds or met other mishap. I like this variety and it is useful in my microclimate to have them at least a foot tall before the coolest wettest spells of winter.
Sugar pod II
They are growing now and doing well. Should be eating them soon here in Florida.
In my greenhouse, they are tall and full of blooms can’t wait to harvest
Seeds are sprouting everywhere we planted.Best results we have ever had from many different stores and seed catalogs.We will definitely be returning customers.Highly recommend these folks. Thank you Sustainable Seed Co,.
Better than expected germination, Oregon Sugar Pod II
Of 40 seeds tested in 2" soil blocks I have 100% germination (package says to expect 85%), and the plants appear strong. I'm looking forward to a good harvest. Very pleased with Sustainable Seed Co.