snow pea 'Gigante Svizzero'
pea - snow
- Position: full sun
- Soil: humus-rich, moisture retentive soil
- Rate of growth: fast
- Hardiness: tender
Known as 'Swiss Giant' this mange tout or sugar snap pea plant produces smallish edible pods that are ideal for stir fries. It can be sown at fortnightly intervals so you can have a succession of peas throught the summer. Add plenty of organic matter to the soil and it may need support as it grows to 160cm tall.
- Growing Instructions:
Sow - March to May
Sow 5cm deep in trenches, 8cm apart
Harvest: April to July
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