Pisum sativum

A most beautiful, unusual snap pea, with good, sweet flavour.


Oregon farmer and free thinker Alan Kapuler, aka Mushroom, has been growing, saving, and breeding new open-pollinated plants through Peace Seeds for decades. His varieties, like the twisting, outstretched hyper-tendrils of this purple sugar snap pea, have become intertwined with multiple generations of his family tree: his children are also seedspeople. Combined with the delicious and abundant shoots and tendrils, these snappy purple pods are everything you need for a salad or saute.


Art Pack, 50 seeds

Product ID# , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC

Sugar Magnolia Snap Pea | Hudson Valley Seed Company | Organic Seeds

  • Days to Germination 7-10 days
    Days to Maturity 70 days 
    Planting Depth 1"
    Spacing in Row 3"
    Spacing Between Rows 36"
    Height at Maturity 60 inches
    Width at Maturity 10 inches


    Direct sow as soon as the soil can be worked until last frost date. Peas thrive in cool weather, so do not delay planting them. Trellis for best yields and healthiest plants. Frequent and steady harvests of the plump, deep purple pods will help plants to continue to produce. The gorgeous, super-frilly, hyper-tendrils are also edible, and beautiful in salads.

  • Art by Heather Renaux. Heather Renaux interviewed Alan Kapuler before crafting this acrylic-on-board custom family tree, which weaves together the story of this variety with that of his own family. Each branch carries elements that are significant to his work and life.

    In her Minneapolis studio, artist Heather Renaux disappears into circus tents, dips beneath turbulent sea waters, and slips into story nests inhabited by magical fauna. She toggles between real-life chores like shuttling the kids around in her sexy minivan and creating enchanted dream worlds. Most days she feels like the luckiest woman alive because she’s living her dream of being a full-time artist.


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