Snow Peas

Snow Peas

Many will ask, what are the snow peas ? These are small vegetables from the family of peas, which are in green pods and have quite small seeds unlike peas whose seeds are more developed, being what is consumed.

They are native to the Mediterranean basin and Asia and are vegetables of very short seasons, just a few weeks in the beginning of spring. Due to the small size of the seeds, the snow peas stick with everything , they are crispy and at the same time soft with a slightly sweet flavor and a very light touch of bitterness, being recommended that they be consumed as fresh as possible so they do not lose neither their flavor nor their attributes.

From the family of the fabaceae, they represent a very beneficial crop when the land is exhausted after years of crops that demand a lot of soil, such as, for example, vegetables. The tappet facilitates the fixation of hydrogen in the substrate and helps the soil to regenerate quickly.

The ideal season to grow them is spring, as soon as the extremely low temperatures cease.

They should be cultivated keeping a distance between one row and another of about 40 to 50 centimeters, in such a way that the development of each one of the plants is facilitated. Once they reach the height of about 15 centimeters they should reinforce the stem with a base or guardian to continue growing upwards, this process contributes to the subsequent emergence of the pods and their collection, after two months, the plant It is in full development generating pods that give to collect up to four times.

It is not a plant that requires much of the soil, unless it has enough nutrients , it deserves a lot of sun, although not in excess and is permanent irrigation, since it does not tolerate drought. But if what you want is to have a harvest of snow peas throughout the summer, two crops should be made with a difference of three weeks between one and the other.

Let’s talk about a type of snow plow, the yellow pumkin

Far from coming from a hybrid process, it is a variant of the very old species , by the way.

It is cultivated in the same way as peas, it requires a climate of abundant freshness and not very demanding substrate, in fact, it does not tolerate soils with high acid content, it needs in the same way enough sun and constant irrigation to the soil.

The most frequent pests that usually affect the plantations of snow peas are the aphid, fungi, coleoptera and pea moths.

In addition to its alimentary properties at the time of putting it on the table, the decorative factor in the yellow pigeon pea is an added value, given that its strong red flowers are very striking , as are its yellow fruits.

At the moment they are in development, cultivations of ecological tirabeque in greenhouses and in the locality of Almería, in total eight varieties of this vegetable that given his qualities of total aprovechamiento (pod and seeds) turns out to be quite attractive.

The purpose of these controlled crops is to specify the quality and importance of the pulp and other leguminous plants in the diversification of greenhouse crops, which apparently have managed to stand out above other crops, especially the one we are dealing with given their familiar properties that have even deserved the title of delicatessen.

If business is at issue, in Florida have been promoting the last few years the diversification of crops, giving way to new species of plants in order to open other business routes and is that in the cultivation of snow peas, there are such possibilities of business quite interesting and that contribute to the economic development of that state.


In this regard, and for 2019, the 800 square meter greenhouse cultivation (trial) was started , which contains a total of eight species whose result has been good so far, they are now in the collection phase of these its corresponding study in order to determine which of the varieties are the most propitious to grow in the greenhouse.

Studies carried out by several schools together and through the application of questionnaires, account for the factthat the snow peas are currently cultivated in small plots located in very cold areas, proving that far from what has been said, they are also resistant in temperatures of up to minus 3 degrees .

Don Burke

I am Don Burke, one of the authors at My Garden Guide.  I am a horticulturist that cultivates, grows, and cares for plants, ranging from shrubs and fruits to flowers. I do it in my own garden and in my nursery. I show you how to take care of your garden and how to perform garden landscaping in an easy way, step by step.I am originally from Sydney and I wrote in local magazines. Later on, I have decided, more than two decades ago, to create my own blog. My area of specialization is related to orchid care, succulent care, and the study of the substrate and the soil. Therefore, you will see many articles dedicated to these disciplines. I also provide advice about how to improve the landscape design of your garden.

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