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Harvesting Sugar Snap Peas

June 14th, 2009

I’m currently harvest sugar snap peas, MMMMMMMM. They’re Oregon Sugar Pod II peas and they’re really tasty. Last year I grew Super Sugar Snap peas and they were good, but slightly bitter. These Oregon Sugar Pods are sweet, crisp and very tender. These kinds of peas are some of my favorites to eat, I like that they’re not as much work as podding peas, you seem to get more for your harvest since you eat the pods.
Oregon Sugar Pod pea Harvest
We’ve been steaming them for 4-5 minutes and then drizzling them with a little olive oil and sprinkling them with freshly ground pepper and salt. So far this season I’ve harvested 1 pound of these peas. I’m glad I planted some in pots on my back deck since the deer ate all the peas I had in the garden beds out back. At least we’re able to enjoy some peas!

What kinds of peas do you like? Sugar snap or podded peas?

7 Comments to “Harvesting Sugar Snap Peas”
  1. Daphne on June 14, 2009 at 7:23 am

    I like the sugar snaps too. I also grow snow peas. I just can’t stand shelling all those English peas. I hate to hear that the Super Sugar Snaps were bitter. It is one of the varieties that I’m growing right now. I’m also growing Cascadia so I’ll get a taste test.
    .-= Daphne´s last blog ..SUN! =-.

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  2. Julia on June 14, 2009 at 8:02 am

    I like podded peas better, but haven’t been successful growing either. I ended just enjoyed the pea tendrils instead.
    .-= Julia´s last blog ..ERS (Empty Restaurant Syndrome) =-.

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  3. Kim on June 14, 2009 at 8:07 am

    I love sugar snaps, too, although ours rarely see the inside of a pot. We eat them raw! Enjoy yours – I decided to plant eggplant this year in the tiny space I used for peas last year. Wish I had more room, but I’ll enjoy peas vicariously through your garden.
    .-= Kim´s last blog ..Hard Work Equals Progress =-.

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  4. Mike on June 14, 2009 at 8:27 am

    Nice peas, ours are almost ready to come on. I think my favorite pea, and I only grew them one year, was a jumbo snow pea. IThey were excellent cooked the way you described, and in a stir fry.
    .-= Mike´s last blog ..Preparing For Winter =-.

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  5. Maureen on June 14, 2009 at 12:56 pm

    …’duh’ question of the day. What is the difference between Sugar Snap and Snow Peas? I’ve always eaten the snow peas whole but all the others we wait until they are bigger and just eat the peas inside.

    ps. Our pea season is long over….and I already miss them!
    .-= Maureen´s last blog ..Yippee Yahoo! =-.

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    • Susy on June 14, 2009 at 1:42 pm

      I think they’re the same. Probably all the peas that you consume the pods with are some kind of snow/sugar snap pea.

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  6. Mangochild on June 15, 2009 at 5:35 am

    Sugar snap peas and snow peas are my favs, though I’ll happily take podding peas too :-) Young peas with mint are one of the best things about spring…. I could munch endlessly. Next year I might try growing them – but I bet they’d never make it from my harvest basket to the table, ha ha, I’d eat them off the vine!
    .-= Mangochild´s last blog ..Spotlight: One Local Summer Week 2 =-.

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