Skip to product information
1 of 1

Benjis seeds

Zuckererbse Weggiser.

Zuckererbse Weggiser.

Regular price €3,00 EUR
Regular price Sale price €3,00 EUR
Sale Sold out
Shipping calculated at checkout.

Tips to reduce water requirements

We recommend mulching the beds
Experience has shown that by covering the floor with hay or straw, evaporation can be reduced by 80%. If you keep the beds evenly moist, an optimal humid microclimate will be created under the mulch. This not only promotes the growth of plants, but also enormously reduces water consumption. On our farm we only water every 2-3 days and irrigate a 200 m2 cultivation area in the Algarve in Portugal with 500l of water. Our beds are always moist, which promotes plant growth and harvest quality.

It is also advisable to keep the beds moist at all times, even if the bed is not used for a certain period of time
The desiccation of the soil leads to a huge decline in micro-and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in a barren soil over time. Tests have shown that the water content in the entire bed with full-scale irrigation remains longer than if watering is only carried out selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured surfaces, in contrast to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed is filled with moisture. Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to achieve it again and again.

Shipping and pick-up information

We offer CTT shipping for Saagut Europe and USA far! With us you will always receive a tracking number to track your package. Shipping costs differ depending on the shipping region. Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping
Portugal (with the Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or package up to 500g = € 3.50
2 kg Bus Package = 8 €
Package over 2 kg = 16 €

Europe Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = 7 €
500g Bus Package = 9,50 €
1kg Bus Package = 14 €
2kg Bus Package = 20 €
Package over 2kg = 40 €

USA Shipping
Envelope up to 100g = € 7.50
500g Bus Package = 15,50 €
1 kg Bus Package = 24 €
2 kg Bus Package = 33,50 €
Package over 2 kg = 67 €

After you have completed your order with payment, you will receive a shipping confirmation email with your tracking number.

You can pick up your order at any time from 12 noon to 8 pm or by appointment with us on site or at the markets we visit.

Simply enter the desired market to pick up in the comment box in the shopping cart.

You can find the markets in the menu on our website or at this link:

The sugar pea 'Weggieser' is an annual, historical and old sugar pea variety from 1942 from Weggis, in the region of the lake of the 4 cantons in Switzerland. This almost forgotten tried and tested purple flowering variety is vigourous and forms many small, crisp and fresh pods. Immature pods are particularly tender and do not form a parchment layer, making them suitable for raw consumption. The taste of the flat pods is strong and resembles the well-known Kaiserschoten from childhood memories.

General information
Plant family: Fabaceae
Life Cycle: One year
Days to harvest: 90 days
Plant height approx.: 150 cm
Root Type: Heartroot
Nutrient requirements: Weak Eaters
Water Requirements: Means
Winter hardiness: Up to 0 °C
Location: Sunny
Floor: Persistent, moist, calcareous, loamy, Humos

PH: 6 to 8

Sowing and planting information
Germ Type: Dark germ
Seed Depth: 3-5 cm
Optimal germination temperature: 8-15 °C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Planting, row spacing: 5x40 cm

Optimal mixed culture: Dill, fennel, cucumber, cabbage, corn, carrot, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, radish, rhubarb, spinach, zucchini, lamb's lettuce, tarragon, strawberry, borage
Unfavorable mixed culture: Bean, pea, potato, leek, garlic, tomato, onion

Subtropic climate (Mediterranean) (e. g. B. Portugal, Spain, Italy)
Sow directly into the open from January to April and in autumn from October to November.

Moderate climate (e. g. B. Germany, Switzerland, Poland)
Sow directly into the frost-free open air from March to August.

Sow peas directly in rows. We recommend a framework for guiding the pea shoots up, which improves the yield and quality.
Pea prefers a sunny and open location with sufficient water and nutrient-poor, humosem, Calcareous, Loosened and deep soil. Avoid waterlogging.

Additional tips
Since the soil is supplied with nitrogen through the roots, they should only be cut off after harvest and left in the soil. Due to the nitrogen excretions on the roots of the peas, planting in mixed culture promotes surrounding plants. Sugar peas are harvested when the small seeds are just beginning to develop. In order to quickly obtain a fine, crumbly and well-drained soil, an additional incorporation of biochar and primeval rock flour is recommended.

Type of propagation
Spread occurs via seeds.

Care Plants
A deeply loosened Beet is sufficient.

Germination ability of seeds: 3-4 years

Other Names
Botanical names: Pisum sativum saccharatum
English Names: Snap pea, Snowpea, Sugarpea, Kefe, Sweet Pea
German names: Pea, sugar pea, sugar pea, kefe, cesarean pod, pine pea, crackers
Portuguese Names: Ervilha, Ervilha de neve
Spanish Names: Guisante, Guisante de nieve
French names: Pois, Poisman-tout

  • Made in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings are genetically stable for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination at regular intervals
View full details