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Sugar Snap Peas Problem

Posted by beauseau z5 OHIO (My Page) on
Sun, Jun 14, 09 at 17:57

I planted sugar snap peas and about half the plants grow pods that look like they are shrink wrapped over the peas. They taste fine but texturally are different than the normal pods. They are in a double row growing up wire strung between two six foot posts. They are six foot tall and very healthy vines. The vines are producing very well. The pods are thinner than they should be but the peas are proper size. They remind you of a rib cage on a too skinny dog. I have gardened for years but my first run at sugar snap peas. I don't believe it could be a water problem as the plants that do this are interspersed with the plants producing normal pods. Any ideas?

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RE: Sugar Snap Peas Problem

  • Posted by cedgo zone6IL (My Page) on
    Mon, Jun 15, 09 at 10:30

Interesting, mine are doing the same thing.

RE: Sugar Snap Peas Problem almost sounds like a description of snow peas.

RE: Sugar Snap Peas Problem

Yes, it does resemble a now pea. But the snap pea should be round, especially if the peas have swollen at all. Some of mine do this as well. I haven't noticed any problem with them, the taste and texture are just fine.

RE: Sugar Snap Peas Problem

Mine did that this year too. (my 1st time growing them also) About 3 out of 15 plants produced pods just like you describe, while the others were normal looking. I don't know why either.

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