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Sugar Magnolia Snap Pea ( 70 days )

These deep purple, edible pods have changed the world of sugar snap peas! First, we liked this variety because of the striking colors; pretty pink bi colored flowers grow into vibrant pods and the showy hyper tendrils (vines have leaves replaced by more tendrils) make for easy climbing and are edible when they are young. Second, when it came time to harvest we a got a plentiful amount just from a 4 foot planting and they kept coming! They beat the mid July heat, providing peas after the earlier, shorter day, varieties gave up, which makes this a good one for a succession crop. Grows over 6-7 feet.100 seeds 



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Sally W.
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It is still winter here. I won't plant the seeds and prepare the garden until late April. I am looking forward to this and hope for a wonderful garden!

Nutley, NJ

Long lived vines easy to pick peas

New to my garden this year are these magnolia peas, coincidently planted where we took out an old magnolia tree. They grew to about six feet on cage and lasted into late July producing easy to find, medium size purple pods with great flavor. Have tried most types of sugar snap pea varieties in my 35 years of gardening and was happy to find a new type with some heat resistance. Always seemed just when peas started getting productive, a heat wave moved in and shut down production. Not this time and we had ninety degree plus heat and dry. Pod may be a little tougher then other varieties when raw, but if steaming or cooking them you won't notice a difference. On my permanent list of seed orders.

Mary Nonnon
Rockland NY

Review of Sugar Magnolia

First grew last year and I was hooked! Super producer and sweet flavor. Easier to see than green ones which is a plus. These plants are so beautiful with dainty purple flowers against bright green vines and delicate looking tendrils. I did find this years seeds to produce stringy pods, the only drawback....I'm still hooked! Of course I underestimated how high I needed to trellis this beautiful vine. There is always the fall.

Seattle, WA

Beautiful to grow but not as sweet!

To start, we had a great germination rate and the bi-color flowers and purple pods were fun to have in the garden. However, you need to pick them young and even then, they are not as flavorful as the more common sugar snap peas.

Stanley A.
United States

magnolia snap peas

Since I just put the seeds in the ground about a week ago, there's not much I can say about them except that several have sprouted.


Germination-7-14 days

Outdoors- Sow 1” deep and 1-2” apart in early spring with soil temperatures 40-70 degrees.

Harvest- Pick every day for continuous harvest.

Tips- Adding inoculant with rhizobium bacteria will increase yields. Plant again, two months before last frost date for smaller fall harvests. Varieties with vine lengths over 3 feet require support.