Sugar snap peas set a standard for sweetness. These fat podded peas reach their peak of sweetness when the pods seem to be bursting with the peas inside. The vines will climb 5-7 feet and produce white flowers.
Snap peas are a cross between snow peas and English garden peas. Fatter than a snow pea, and with a thicker shell, you still eat the whole pea, shell and all. (The strings can be tough, though. You may want to remove those.) Eat fresh, cooked or freeze these sweet treats.
Direct seed in spring or fall, and provide support for these climbing vines. For more advice about growing peas click here.