PEAS Sugar Lace
Edible Pod, Bush
A new Sugar Snap type pea that is not only stringless, but self supporting. Its crisp, sweet pods yield abundantly. Sugar Lace is semi-leafless with interlocking tendrils that prevent the need for staking or trellising. It is also enation resistant for growth during warmer weather. The pods form at the end of its branches for easy picking. This is one you'll want to grow every year. Approximately 68 days to maturity.
Special Directions for Short Season Climates
SOWING: Sow directly into the garden as soon as soil is workable in early spring. Sow seeds 2 inches apart and cover with 1 to 1 1/2 inches of soil firmed down. Sow successive plantings at 3-week intervals until early May.
SPACING: Leave 2 to 2 1/2 feet between rows. Can be grown in wide rows, sowing seeds 2 inches apart in all directions.
GERMINATION: Completely dependent upon outdoor temperatures and soil warmth. Keep moderately moist during germination.
Ed's Special Advice
Use and enjoy as you would any other snap pea. Because it is stringless, it is easier to eat and prepare for freezing. Peas grow best in fairly rich soil, kept somewhat moist, during the cooler parts of the growing season. Sugar Lace can be sown in late July to early August for a fall crop.