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Snap Pea Weggiser [Pisum sativum saccharatum]

Snap Pea Weggiser [Pisum sativum saccharatum]

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Tips to reduce water use

We recommend mulching the beds.
Experience has shown that covering the ground with hay or straw can reduce evaporation by 80%. Keeping the beds evenly moist will create an optimal moist microclimate under the mulch. This not only helps the plants to grow, but also reduces the water consumption enormously. 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 crop 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. Drying out the soil causes a huge reduction in the micro- and macro-organisms in the soil, resulting in an infertile soil.
Tests have shown that the addition of water to the entire bed is lower over a longer period of time than if it is only poured selectively. Due to the small volume of the poured areas, as opposed to the large dry volume, they dry out faster than if the entire volume of the bed were filled with moisture.
Similar to heating in an apartment.

Maintaining an energy level always requires less energy than having to reach this level again and again.

Shippping and pickup information

We offer CTT shipping for seeds worldwide! With us you always get a tracking number to track your parcel. The shipping costs differ depending on the continent.
Here is a list of regions and prices:

National Shipping Portugal (with Azores and Madeira Islands)
Envelope or Parcel up to 500g = €4.50
Parcel up to 2kg = €8
Parcel more than 2kg = €16

Europe shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €9.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €14
Parcel up to 2kg = €20
Parcel more than 2kg = €40

United States shipping
Envelope up to 100g = €8.50
Parcel up to 500g = €15.50
Parcel up to 1kg = €24
Parcel up to 2kg = €33.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €67

World shipping (to all other areas)
Envelope up to 100g = €7
Parcel up to 500g = €14
Parcel up to 1kg = €21
Parcel up to 2kg = €31.50
Parcel more than 2kg = €63

After completing your order when you check out, you will receive an order confirmation email from us with your tracking number.

Pick up
You can pick up your order at any time by appointment at our farm or at the markets we visit. The possible pick-up options will be displayed to you directly when you check out.

Markets we visit can be found above in the menu bar under"Market Dates"

Snap pea Weggieser is a very old, medium-growing variety of sugar peas with many smaller pods that was introduced to the market around 1942. Very happy growing and violet flowers. This Swiss variety comes from Weggis, in the region of the Lake of the 4 Cantons. The taste is reminiscent of the typical pea.
This sugar pea, also known as sugar snap pea, is one of the legumes and therefore one of the oldest cultivated plants. It can be proven that the first cultivation took place in the Near East and in eastern Greece around 8,000 years ago. Kefe is a pea shape eaten with the flat pods. Because they do not form a parchment layer on the inside of the pods, they are suitable for raw consumption. The immature pods are particularly tender when the seeds are just beginning to develop. The wild forms are of oriental origin. The original forms are the Mediterranean-West Asian pisum elatius and pisum fulvum.

General information
Plant family: Fabaceae
Lifecycle: Annual
Days until harvest: 90 days
Plant hight approx: 170 cm
Root type: Heart rooter
Nutrient requirements: Low
Water requirements: Medium
Winter hardiness: until 0°C
Location: Sunny
Soil: Permeable, rich in humus, calcareous, moderately nutritious, deep

pH value: 6.5 until 7

Information on sowing and planting
Germ type: Dark germinator
Sowing depth: 2-5 cm
Best germination temperature: 8-15°C
Germination time: 10-20 days
Plant-, row distance: 5x40 cm

Optimal mix culture: Dill, fennel, cucumber, cabbage, corn, carrot, kohlrabi, lettuce, radish, radish, rhubarb, spinach, courgette zucchini, lamb's lettuce, angelica, tarragon, strawberry, borage
Unfavorable mix culture: Bean, Pea, Potato, Leek, Garlic, Tomato, Onion

Planting information
Sow outdoors in early spring at soil temperatures around 6°C from February to April and for autumn sowing from September to October. Direct sowing followed by mulching is recommended. Cultivation is worthwhile, simple and undemanding.

Other names
Latin botanical names: Pisum sativum saccharatum
English names: Snap pea, Snow pea, Sugar pea, Kefe, Sweet Pea
German names: Erbse, Zuckerbse, Zuckerschote, Kefe, Kaiserschote, Kiefelerbse, Knackerbse
Portuguese names: ervilha, ervilha de neve
Spanish names: guisante, guisante de nieve
French names: pois, pois mange-tout

Peas are characterized by a high proportion of proteins, have a lot of fiber, many B vitamins and lectins.

Potent germination capacity: 3-4 years

  • Made with love and in harmony with nature
  • All seeds and seedlings for further propagation
  • Our seeds are always checked for germination quality at regular intervals
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