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Pea varieties

Mammoth Melting Sugar and Sugar Daddy PeasOne month after putting our first set of fall peas in the ground, differences between varieties is extremely apparent.  Usually we just plant Mammoth Melting Sugar snow peas and some random kind of shelling pea (I'm still choosing my favorite variety there.)  But on a visit to Ohio, Mark fell in love with sugar snap peas, so I added a third type --- Sugar Daddy.

The photo to the left shows the massive size difference between the Mammoth Melting Sugar peas (behind the trellis) and the Sugar Daddy peas (in the foreground.)  Yup, the snow peas are already four times as big when planted in the same ground at the same time!  None of the peas are supposed to start bearing fruit until nearly October, but our snow peas look like they might start flowering any second.  I sure do love our prolific and delicious Mammoth Melting Sugar peas.

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About us: Anna Hess and Mark Hamilton spent over a decade living self-sufficiently in the mountains of Virginia before moving north to start over from scratch in the foothills of Ohio. They've experimented with permaculture, no-till gardening, trailersteading, home-based microbusinesses and much more, writing about their adventures in both blogs and books.



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