Amish Snap Pea


  • Sweet and crisp flavor
  • Vines grow to 5-6 feet, pods grow to 2 inches
  • Snap pea
  • 100 Seeds/6g

Item Details

Superb snap pea reportedly grown in the Amish community long before present snap pea types. Vines grow 5-6′ tall and are covered in 2″ translucent green pods. Yields over a 6-week period if kept picked. Delicate and sweet even when the seeds develop. Snap, 60-70 days.

History of the Plant

Amish Snap Pea (Pisum sativum) An heirloom pea cherished by the Amish, pre-dating the Sugarsnap variety of the 1950’s. This is a tall growing Butterpea type of the 18th-19th century with the old fashioned taste. Vines grow 5-6 feet tall and produce many 2-3 inch translucent green pods.

Learn to Grow Amish Snap Pea

Direct Seed: 2" Apart

Seed Depth: 1"

Rows Apart: 24"

Light: Full Sun

HVO Seeds Package

HVO packages our seeds in custom-made foil packets to keep moisture out and extend the seed life. Some of our Foil Packets have a zip-lock seal to maintain freshness. We also insert a silica gel anti-moisture packet in each foil packet.

Growing Media



Before planting the peas, remove all weeds and trash from the planting area. Then till the soil 8 to 10 inches deep and rake it several times to break up the large dirt clods. Work the garden soil only when it is dry enough to not stick to garden tools.



In the spring, plant sugar snap peas as soon as you can prepare the soil. Sugar snap peas are a cool-season vegetable and can tolerate light frosts even when the plants are small.



Because peas thrive in cool weather and do not transplant well, they should be planted outside 4-6 weeks before the last frost or when the average soil temperature reaches at least 40 degrees F. 




Do not let the soil dry out but do not overwater. You may need to irrigate once a week if no rain has fallen



Harvest when the individual peas have grown to the size of BBs, or when the pods have reached their full length. This stage is usually reached 5 to 7 days after flowering.Pick the peas at least every other day to ensure that the pods are sweet and free of fibers



Sugar snap peas are nitrogen-fixing plants: They take nitrogen from the air and change it into a form that they can use for food. To increase the crop.


Saving Seed

Saving pea seed is easy! Leave pods of spring-planted peas on the vine to dry. Hand shell, or stomp pods on a tarp. To ensure true-to-type seed, separate pea varieties by 30 feet.



Apply a light layer of straw, reusable black landscape fabric, or wood chips around your bean plants to keep moisture and heat in your soil and suppress weed populations.




One cup serving (63g) of whole, raw sugar snap peas provides 27 calories, almost 2g of protein, 4.8g of carbohydrates, and 0.1g of fat. Sugar snap peas are an excellent source of vitamin C, iron, and potassium. The following nutrition information is provided by the USDA.2



Snap peas are an excellent source of vitamin K, which plays an important role in keeping your skeletal system strong. Vitamin K helps process calcium and adds it to your bone cells. This can help prevent bone problems like osteoporosis and bone fractures.

Amazing Recipes of snap peas (Coming Soon)

Greenhouse to Your House

You need only a day to snap to attention and enjoy the the bright flavor of these compulsively snackable pea pods! Pickled peas will keep for several months.


A gorgeous tangle of crunchy peas, leafy pea tendrils, and fresh herbs cascades over a creamy mixture of ricotta cheese and lemon zest.


Say hello to this super easy sugar snap peas with lemon side dish. 


Amish Pea Salad with Ham & Cheese is a delicious side dish that comes together in minutes.

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