Green Beauty Pea
This magnificent, purple-flowered snow pea variety produces tender, delicious pods ideal for steaming. Vigorous vines grow 6-8' tall and yield plentiful amounts of pods measuring 7-8" at maturity. Bred by Alan Kapuler, Ph.D., of Peace Seeds from one plant found by Carl Jones among hundreds of all different croSeed Savers Exchanges. Pods remain tender and tasty even when harvested at their full size.
- 60 days
- Snow pea produces tender, delicious pods
- Vines grow to 6-8 feet
This variety works for:
- Fresh eating
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.
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
Ratings & Reviews
Great producer on a trelliss
by Dody Mitchell
Planted just before our last spring frost in March, they sprung up like magic. We had them trellised on cattle panels that made a 16 foot hoop and had the peas planted along either side. They grew beautifully. I did have to use twine to keep them on the cattle panel, but only as marginal support. We had so many Green Beauty Snow Peas, we could hardly keep up with the picking for a 16 foot double row. I have many frozen for use through out the year.
Due to the trellis and constant pruning of peas, we didn't suffer from many of the typical fungal diseases a very wet spring like ours would normally inflict on peas.
They continued to produce right until the hottest part of summer in zone 7b. We were quite sad on that late July after noon when we came out and saw them dying.
Peas are hard to grow in my climate because we have a very short spring. They are producing now and made it through a sudden heat spell that was unusually early with days well into the 90s. Its cooler now and they have bounced back. We have the perfect amount of peas just enough to pick as snacks, which is all I really hope for with peas as they tend to die fast. The pods are big and sweet and perfect for fresh eating.
A Staple Forever in the Garden!
This is the third year growing these peas and with the same seed packet that is three years old now! I have stored them in a dark case with a moisture absorber, other than that, no special storage whatsoever. With that said, I was pleasently surprised when I had 100% germination for the seeds I direct sowed into a container to grow them in this year. The past two years, I have grown these seeds in a raised garden bed with other vegetables. The vines grow quickly here in my zone (9b Florida). The beans have surpassed my trellis in the past and have continued to produce even when toppled over and woven through the support. They taste great in Stir Frys. A great all around producer and still tasty and tender when picked large. The only pest I've had is cabbage moths, when picked off daily, it's not a big deal. Won't be without this bean in the future!
Great snow pea
Planted these 2'xs this winter in Central FL. Excellent yield, no pests. Will not survive a heavy frost or freeze!! Keep your eye on these as if you do not harvest the pods the plant will think it needs to stop producing/flowering - it happens quickly LOL you don't harvest a few days and you have 6" pods and no more flowers. Extend the season with regular harvesting. Excellent flavor. I'm saving the pods I have left on my vines for this fall and winter's planting.
Prolific and large, lovely pods, but bland when eaten raw
Lovely pea pods, prolific, but taste is bland when eaten raw.
Tall and tasty!
by J Conradi
My first year growing these snow peas in my Rochester NY garden but it won't be the last. I've been so impressed with the big tender tasty pods. An 8' row has produced enough for stir fries, salads, and lots of munching right in the garden. Don't skimp on the trellis — these peas are 7 feet tall! I don't know if it'll work to sow another crop this fall, but I may have to experiment because I don't know if I can wait until next spring to enjoy them again.
Super nice and tasty peas! Extra large size, juicy and sweet! I wish I could upload a picture...
green beauty is excellent
My favorite pod pea. Very productive plants that definitely need a trellis as they get about 7 foot tall. They are low maintenance. The flowers are lovely too. Pods are large, crisp and tender with good flavor.