Amish Snap Pea

SKU: 0939
$3.95 to $7.30

Item Details

Superb snap pea reportedly grown in the Amish community long before present snap pea types. Vines grow 5-6' tall and are covered in 2" translucent green pods. Yields over a 6-week period if kept picked. Delicate and sweet even when the seeds develop.

  • ±2,400 seeds/lb
  • Conventional
  • Snap pea
  • Best Seller
  • Sweet and crisp flavor
  • Vines grow to 5-6 feet, pods grow to 2 inches

This variety works for:

  • Fresh eating
  • Stir-fry
  • Roasting
  • Soup
  • Freezing

Peas can be eaten fresh and tossed with mixed greens or added to stir-fries.

Try roasting your peas and dipping the pods in a peanut-sesame dipping sauce. You can also roast them with potatoes and carrots and toss with olive oil, garlic, and herbs.

Fresh peas are an excellent addition to pasta in cream sauce with asparagus and mushrooms. Peas pair well with mint, feta or goat cheese, toasted nuts, and parmesan.

Fresh peas can be used in spring soups with watercress, mint, asparagus, or parsley.

Growing Instructions

Instructions - Peas thrive in cool weather. Sow seeds outdoors as soon as soil can be worked in spring. Seeds will germinate in 7-14 days. Double rows of peas can be planted on each side of a trellis.

  • Direct Seed: 2-3" Apart
  • Seed Depth: 1/2-1"
  • Rows Apart: 24"
  • Support: Trellis

Good Peas


Per the instructions, I sowed these outdoors directly. All the seeds sprouted, grew fast and were very productive. 2019 was my first year growing peas, and they were easy and tasted good. I intend to plant them again this year (2020).

Zone: 6b
Garden Type: Raised Beds

Not sweet, but I’d grow again


Located in zone 6b. Planted as soon as the soil was workable. Sprouted on time and have grown fantastically. Even now, in 100 degree weather they are still producing well. In our experience, pods aren’t sweet as per the description, but my family likes them still. I’d grow again.

My Favorite in the Garden This Year


This is my first year growing the Amish Snap Pea. They do not disappoint! I have three types of peas in my garden (also Oregon Sugar Pod and Swenson Swedish), and I'd say these are my favorite. They are sweet and crisp and vigorous growers reaching about 5 feet on my trellis. My only issue, keeping them picked so they'll keep producing as they are prolific!

Easy to grow and tastes great, wish there were more.


Wish we got more. We have planted these 2 years in a row and they grow very well. Planted directly into a raised bed below a trellis and they sprout quickly and get tall. Their tendrils are very weak and we found it easier to simply support the entire row with butchers twine every 10 inches or so versus forcing them to climb on their own. They produce pods all at once and we get about 2 harvests over a 4 week period. Then they catch a disease and are done. We keep planting more and it still isn't enough. We are going to dedicate a second bed to double our production in the fall. If you want to eat handfuls instead of a few here or there we recommend planting a minimum of 15-20 seeds. Anything less and it wouldn't be worth the yield. At least for our pea hungry family.

Love, love, love


I love these! Tried Amish Snap, Tom Thumb and Dwarf Grey. These were more productive, but really still not as prolific as I had hoped for. I need to read up on how to increase yield. They grew over a deck rail nicely. Zone 6 (Kansas City)



A family favorite! Kids eat them straight from the garden they are so delicious! I have been planting them throughout the spring (zone 4b) so we can extend the crop! About every 3 weeks. Not many make it into the house they get eaten so quickly! Highly recommend!

Zone 4b (Minneapolis)

Developed Mildew


I got a few peas and then the whole row got a powdery mildew on them so I had to rip them out. Planted them the following year and had the same outcome. I've planted other peas and didn't have this problem, so I think it was the seeds.

Thank you for sharing your experience, we value your input. Do you have a picture of the mildew to share with us? Generally powdery mildew spores are carried on the wind and can survive in the soil, composted materials, leaves, etc.

Didn't plant enough


My wife keeps asking where I got the Amish Snap seeds, none ever made it out of the garden. Kept getting eaten right off of the vine. Will be planting much more of these this year.

Meh so far


Disappointing germination rate and time, only about 50% germinated and it took about a month. We’ll see how things go the reminder of the season.

Great tasting peas but susceptible to mildew


These have a great taste and our family loves them, but sadly all of our plants became covered in powdery mildew. Still, they produced a lot of peas for us in a short period of time. I'll try them again next year in another garden bed and see if the outcome improves.

Will buy again


Loved these peas! Zone 6b, raised beds, 2023, sown early-mid April.
I have had a bumper crop for at least 4 weeks now and the peas keep coming. I planted two half 4x4’ beds and can have peas for our family dinner every other night.
My only qualm is they are tall - around 8’ - and flopped over when they hit the top of my 6’ trellis.
I agree with the write up that they hold their sweetness well even when pretty developed.

Great for microgreens!


I love pea microgreens, and these are no exception. They sprout quickly and grow into tall, tasty greens in around a week

Best ones Ives tasted


Myself, friends and family go crazy for them every year. They’re so sweet and juicy. Probably the best ones I’ve grown too. Way better than the generic verities.