Pisum sativum var. saccharatum
Also known as
Snow Pea, Snap Pea, Ertjies (Afr.)
This plant has no fragrance
Pea 'Mangetout' Overview
Peas can be divided into three different types: shelling peas (only the peas are eaten), snow peas (peas very small, pods also eaten) and sugar snap peas (pods and peas eaten). Mangetout is French for 'eat it all'. Uses: culinary, soil conditioner.
Common problems with Pea 'Mangetout'
Leafminers, Bollwurm and grasshoppers.
Pea 'Mangetout' Companion Plants
Sweetcorn, carrots, turnips, onions, potatoes
How to harvest Pea 'Mangetout'
Peas are ready to harvest within 3 months of sowing. Pick regularly to extend the harvesting season.
How to propagate Pea 'Mangetout'
Can be sown indoors and later transplanted or sown in situ Sowing time - Autumn/Winter; Spacing - 7 - 10 cm; Sowing depth - 30 - 40 mm; Germination time - 7 - 20 days;
Special features of Pea 'Mangetout'
Legume family and therefor a good nitrogen fixer, adding valuable food to your plants in the following crops.
Other uses of Pea 'Mangetout'
Culinary, soil conditioner