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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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Clearly Some Crossing

Planted in April in pnw. 7+ feet tall by the end of May. I picked these because I always have a hard time finding all the peas on the vine. Out of the 12 plants I have two are producing green pods instead. They also are the tallest of all the plants. Maybe a bit of hybrid vigor? As for the extra tendrils, I think the get woody too quickly to really enjoy in salads. Flowers and pods are quite beautiful though. The peas dont cleanly snap off their stem like they do on other peas and are a bit stringy at the top.

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Great Production even in Alabama heat

Podcuction was good especially for the heat we have in Alabama. Has showy flowers that are nice to look at before pods appear. Gave it three stars due to the flavor which I did not like at all. They were almost inky in flavor and a bit bitter. I much prefer green, sugar snap peas.

Sally W.
United States
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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.


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.