Most of our peas, shelling and edible pod, are bush varieties (more or less compact plants), but we offer a couple taller varieties as well. The peas listed here will be in the order the sub categories are listed and within each sub category the cultivars will be listed from earliest to latest maturing.
Tom Thumb has extremely dwarf plants making it good for container gardening and other small spaces, like cold frame production very early or very late in the season. Originated in England, and first introduced in the US by Landreth Seeds, Philadelphia, in 1854.Peas / Shelling Peas
Carouby de Maussane is a French heirloom, originating in Maussane near Avignon. It has beautiful coloured flowers and tall vigorous vines that produce high yields of large 4-5″ flat, tender, deliciously sweet edible-pods.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snow/Sugar Peas
June’s Delight is also Saskatchewan-bred and has tall plants which would appreciate something to climb on.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Ne Plus Ultra probably dates back to the 1840’s. The tall vines produce delicious sweet peas in long pods but are not especially heavy yielding.Peas / Shelling Peas
Hatif d’Annonay is what the name says, early, with dwarf plants and comes from Annonay in the French alps.Peas / Shelling Peas
Carlin is a medium sized round pea heavily spotted with golden brown, that dates back at least to Elizabethan England. The plants are tall and heavy yielding, and it is the latest pea variety we grow.Peas / Dry Peas
Zeiner’s Gold is a tall plant producing good quantities of round bright yellow soup peas.Peas / Dry Peas
St. Hubert soup peas were brought to Quebec by French settlers, and to Saskatchewan by people from Quebec.Peas / Dry Peas
Capucijner Blauwschokkers has tall plants with purple/pink flowers and mostly purple pods. Mostly used as a dry pea but apparently also good fresh.
OUT OF STOCKPeas / Dry Peas
Raisin Capucijners are Dutch dwarf peas yielding large brownish seeds which you can cook as you would dry beans.
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Golden Sweet is a tall pea with beautiful bi-coloured flowers that produces large quantities of small flat yellow pods. The ripe seeds can also be used to make pea soup.
OUT OF STOCKPeas / Edible Podded Peas / Snow/Sugar Peas
Bohemian snow pea has tall vines with flat wide pods and tan seeds speckled with purple. Brought to Saskatchewan from Eastern Europe a couple of generations ago.
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Chinese Giant Snow Pea is an older variety that grows about 4’ tall. The pods are larger than Oregon Giant and are picked when they are still flat.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snow/Sugar Peas
Russian Sugar Pea is a tall vigorous plant with coloured flowers. A Russian Mennonite heirloom that came to Canada several generations ago.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snow/Sugar Peas
Snow Wind is a newer semi-leafless cultivar with compact plants that is mildew resistant.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snow/Sugar Peas
Oregon Giant is a wonderful variety from Dr. James Baggett of Oregon State University. The large pods can be picked when they are flat, or allowed to develop full-sized peas and still eaten pod and all. Both pods and seeds are sweet and juicy.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snow/Sugar Peas
Sugar Lace is a semi-leafless snap pea with fairly long stringless pods and good mildew resistance.
OUT OF STOCKPeas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Sugar Daddy is a stringless snap pea, which is mid-season in maturity, with fairly long pods and a good yield.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Amish Snap has 4’-6’ vines and plump pods, and apparently comes from the Amish community of Lancaster County, PA.
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Rae is a heavy producer of slim pods and resists mildew well, which is important as it produces late in the season.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Sugar Mel has long pods and is a good producer.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Sweet Jade, a Saskatchewan bred variety, is semi-leafless and grows about 3’ tall.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Mega has a good yield of long juicy pods.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Sugar Bon is similar in maturity to Cascadia with plump juicy pods.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas
Cascadia is about a week later than Sugar Ann and much heavier yielding with great flavour.Peas / Edible Podded Peas / Snap Peas