What a gorgeous, purple snap pea to embellish your crudit? trays and bring an unexpected color to salads and stir-fries! The surprising color remains after cooking.
Wow, a purple snap pea, tender and delicious! 'Sugar Magnolia' isn't just a famous Grateful Dead song, it is also a beautiful, fine-flavored, edible-pod pea with purple flowers. Long hypertendrils (vigorous, multi-branching tendrils) act as extra sturdy supports for 6'-7' vining plants, creating an airy structure that also helps prevent mildew. A few of these open-pollinated peas may be speckled with green.
Variety Info3"–4" purple pods. 'Sugar Magnolia' is a cross between 'Parsley Bush' pea and 'Purple Podded' vining pea.
RECOMMENDED. 4 to 6 weeks before your average last frost date, when soil temperature is at least 40°F, ideally 60°–80°F and again 10 to 12 weeks before your average first frost date. In Mild Climates, sow in fall or winter for winter harvest. Best grown in temperatures less than 85°F.