The peas listed here are mostly bush varieties, with a few exceptions. Edible podded peas can be narrow, fat, crunchy pods, which are snap peas, or wide flat pods, which are snow peas. Both are delicious eaten raw or used in stir fries but generally snap peas are more commonly eaten raw and snow peas are more commonly used in stir fries and asian cooking.
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
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.
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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.
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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