Commodity growing guides – snow peas and sugar snap peas
Three main strains of the garden pea are grown in Australia. The green pea is grown for shelling, for the peas being frozen, dehydrated, canned, or eaten fresh. The other two strains are the snow pea and the sugar snap pea. These are known as the edible podded peas because they do not have the same cross fibre in the wall of the pod as the common garden pea and can be eaten whole. This fact sheet includes information on the growing environment, cultivars, crop establishment, nutrition, weed control, irrigation, marketing, harvesting, and pests and diseases of snow peas and sugar snap peas.