Swiss Giant Snow Pea Art Pack

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Organic Swiss Giant Snow Pea Seeds

Pisum sativum
Sweet and crisp 3" snow peas.
Art Pack, 50 seeds
Product ID# PE0244A , Certified Organic by NOFA-NY LLC , Grown in the Northeast

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Detailed Product Info

For the Swiss, peas are part of their national identity. Primitive garden peas were found during excavations beneath houses of the ancient Swiss "lake dwellers", which date back to the Bronze and Stone Ages. Much later, but not too far away, Austrian monk-scientist Gregor Mendel used peas in his famous experiments to demonstrate the heritable nature of specific traits. These experiments led to an essential understanding of genetics that still informs seed savers and seed breeders today.

Tall, robust vines double as an ornamental with large bi-colored flowers in shades of pink and burgundy. 5' vines produce high yields of 3-4" pale, sweet pods. Sow as soon as the soil can be worked for a late spring crop, or in late summer for a fall crop. The best performing variety for seasonal succession sowing.

Quick Facts
Days to Germination 3-14 days
Days to Maturity 60 days
Planting Depth 1 inch
Spacing in Row 1 inche
Spacing Between Rows 42 inches
Height at Maturity 72 inches
Growing Instructions

Direct sow as soon as soil can be worked until last frost date. Trellis for best yields and healthiest plants. Harvest pods when flat, yet succulent. Frequent and steady harvests help plants to continue to produce. Reaches 72˝ high.

About the Art and Artist
Artwork by Sara Pearce: About the Artist: "After years as an editor/critic/columnist/reporter at newspapers large and small, USA TODAY, Orlando Sentinel, Nashville Banner, Cincinnati Enquirer, to name a few, I turned to storytelling in a new way: collage. I'm mostly self taught, and find my materials by cruising yard sales, flea markets, used book shops, thrift stores and back roads, and by diving into errant dumpsters or trash cans. I badger friends, family, and even strangers for their discards. The older and grungier the paper, the better; though newer, recycled paper finds its way into my work. In other words: I've no shame when it comes to paper, but I do when it comes to collage making. No photocopies. No computers. No faux ephemera. Just the real thing. Painstakingly cut, pasted, and glued, layer by layer." About the Art: Sifting through history to learn about the origins of plant varieties is like going on a archaeological dig. Through collage, artist Sara Pearce reimagines giant peas, slaloming down Swiss slopes, towards the buried remains of early dwellers.