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'Amish Snap' Peas
 
Sub-Category: Snap
 
Description: Snap pea. 5- to 6-foot vines bear 2-inch, curved, sickle-shaped pods. Grown in the Amish community long before present snap pea types.
Days To Maturity: 60
Seed Sources: Seed Savers Exchange - updated in 2014

 
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Yield: (4.7 Stars)Yield
Ease/Reliability: (5.0 Stars)Ease/Reliability
 
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Reviewed on 12/27/2014 by UpstateJohn - An experienced gardener

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Monroe, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

In 2014 we trellised our first trial of Amish Snap PEas. They started a bit slow due to being on the South Shore of Lake Ontario, but then they really started cranking out the pods during a 4 to 5 week deluge... The peas are absolutely delicious, sooo sweet and tender. I believe this variety will become a mainstay in our Snap Pea collection. A phenominal bountiful yield.
 
2 of 2 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 12/04/2013 by kcolarusso - An intermediate gardener

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St. Lawrence, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Very hardy and sweet peas!
 
1 of 2 gardeners found this review helpful.  

Reviewed on 06/28/2012 by Ferdzy - An intermediate gardener

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Ontario, Canada
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Sand
Garden Size: Large - More than 1,600 square feet (40' x 40')
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

This is the second year we grew these, and we doubled our planting from last year. Verdict? Next year we double it again. These are SOOOOO good. They are, without doubt, the best snap peas we\'ve ever had. They freeze well too. Everyone clamours for them. Unfortunately, a favourite of the deer, and they will need a trellis. However, they don\'t get hugely unwieldy. They are said to produce for 6 weeks but mine have never lasted quite that long, perhaps because our springs switch so quickly from cool to full-blast hot. More like 4 weeks. On the other hand, these retain their sweet flavour during heat better than any other snap pea, snow pea or pea that we have grown. We grew them in the fall as well as the spring and got good results. Really, can\'t recommend these too much.
 
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Reviewed on 05/28/2010 by catepelose - An intermediate gardener

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Loudoun, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: 143 - 163 days
Soil Texture: Clay
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

We grew both Amish snap and sugar snap this year and the Amish snap were the clear winners in taste, texture, and productivity. They were sweet (my dog even likes them!), and taste great even when the peas become quite large in the pods. The vines just shot up and began producing buckets full while the sugar snap were growing very slowly and still haven't caught up production wise.
 
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Reviewed on 06/17/2009 by jwrenn - A novice gardener

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Kings, New York, United States
Frost Free Season: 183 - 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

Very hardy peas! And Very sweet!
 

Reviewed on 07/05/2007 by shelleybean - An experienced gardener

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Virginia Beach, Virginia, United States
Frost Free Season: More than 203 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Small - Less than 400 square feet (20' x 20')
Sun Exposure: 6 to 8 hours per day

An excellent sugar snap pea!! Vines grow to about six feet tall and produce loads of pods in a small space. Flavor and texture are excellent. Nice and sweet. These were no later maturing for me than the bush types but produced longer.
 
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Reviewed on 05/30/2006 by pajohnso - An experienced gardener

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Marquette, Michigan, United States
Frost Free Season: 103 - 123 days
Soil Texture: Loam
Garden Size: Medium - 400 square feet to 1,600 square feet
Sun Exposure: More than 8 hours per day

Very prolific, tasty heirloom snap pea.
 




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