What are the pros? Large, inexpensive half pound
What are the cons? Off types mixed
After purchasing several grocery store pea packets last year, Oregon Sugar Pod had edged out the others in taste and production. I was excited to see Rare Seeds offers them in a half pound pack for a very reasonable price...enough to sow heavy successions in our garden in both Spring and Fall, maybe even two years in a row.
When I opened the packet, the peas where not uniform in color, which struck me as odd since I was pretty certain OregonSugar Pod bore uniformly color peas (I think the ones I’d down prior where all green). I plant straight from the pack and waited. The peas grew and produced well, but many where off types (some seemed to be shelling or soup peas as the pods where tough no matter how small they where picked, prior experience tells me Oregon Sugar Pod doesn’t go tough even after the peas inside have become over mature and bitter).
Needs some re-selection IMO. I removed the yellow peas for my second planting, hopefully that eliminates some of the off types.
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