Heritage and Heirloom Organic Seed Catalog : Salt Spring Seeds

Climbing Pea Seeds (Pisum sativum)

Peas thrive in areas with extended springs and can be grown in shady locations where summers are hot.

Peas are self-pollinated, so save some of your harvest for next year's planting.

Packets contain 50-70 seeds.

We are currently offering 23 varieties of Climbing Pea Seeds (Pisum sativum).

New, Japanese Climbing Snow Pea ($3.50)

Extra large pods to about 5 inches long and 2 inches wide. Crisp and juicy pods with great pea flavour. Climbs to seven feet and more with prolific production of about 20 pounds per hundred feet. Very bug resistant. Dried peas make excellent soup. Old Japanese heirloom from Emmy Boorsbaum.

New, Rebecca's Pea ($3.50)

Shelling pea from a friend that did very well for us in 2014. Abundant producer that climbs to 6 feet and is sweet and juicy.

New, Russian Sugar ($3.50)

Canadian heirloom brought to Saskatchewan by the Mennonites. This vigorous green snow pea grows to 6 feet or more. Expect a long harvest for fresh use and stir fries. Blue and mauve flowers smother the vines.

New, Swedish Red ($3.50)

Incredibly productive and delicious dry pea. Unusual claret-coloured seeds turn chocolate brown on cooking. Vines climb to 7 feet and more. 15 pounds per 50-feet of trellis. Also called "Biskopens".

Amish Snap Pea » certified organic ($3.50)

This popular heirloom is juicy, crisp and sweet. 6-8 ft. A favourite of Salt Spring Seeds. 60-70 days. Originally from Lancaster County, PA. Great both raw and steamed.

Carouby de Mausanne Snow Pea » certified organic ($3.50)

French heirloom with beautiful two-tone edible flowers. 5-8 foot vines produce early, high yields of 4" flat, tender, deliciously sweet edible-pods, Excellent for stir-frying, steaming, freezing or eating fresh. Creamy white seeds make for a good soup pea.

China Snow Pea » certified organic ($3.50)

Delicious, climbing, medium-sized edible-pod variety. Very hardy and sometimes survives a west coast winter. Also makes a fine soup pea.

Harry Burton's Shelling Pea ($3.50)

From Salt Spring's own Captain Apple! One of our most productive peas. Delicious shelling pea climbing to over 8 feet.

Osayo Endo Pea ($3.50)

One of the best medium sized edible pod peas. Japanese heirloom climbs 6-7 feet.

Pearl Soup pea ($3.50)

Highest yielding pea, climbing to 6 feet and over. Smooth round creamy white pea with a rich, delicious flavour.

Peulches Pea ($3.50)

Old Dutch, relatively frost hardy heirloom variety. Good sheller. Small pods great in stir fry. Unusual for shelling peas, the dried peas are good in soups and stews.

Schweizer Riesen Pea ($3.50)

An old Swiss heirloom meaning "Swiss Giant". Vigorous, sturdy 6ft+ vines produce beautiful purple/pink bicolor blossoms with a seemingly endless harvest of large, tender, tasty, sweet snow peas.

Green Arrow ($3.50)

English heirloom fresh shelling pea that climbs 6-8 ft. Heavy yields of long slender dark green 4 inch pods containing sweet, tender peas with great flavour. Excellent for canning and freezing.

Mrs. Van's ($3.50)

Top quality fresh sheller. Vines usually 6 ft. with abundant plump sweet shelling peas. Heirloom from Courtenay, BC.

The Pilot » certified organic ($3.50)

An excellent climbing, shelling pea, that is great fresh or frozen. Growing up to 6-7 ft.

Sapporo Express » certified organic ($3.50)

Vigorous and very early Japanese fresh shelling pea, growing 4-6 feet. Also makes for a tasty edible pod pea.

Calvert » certified organic ($3.50)

Very fine climbing edible-pod pea of French origin. Awesome large 4-5" long pods, tender from beginning to end of season. Dried pea has a great beany flavour when cooked.

Brazilian Pea ($3.50)

Largest of the edible-pod peas. Bug-resistant pods. Pods stay moist when drying down and need thorough drying to thresh. Great for stir fries. Best when pods are full. Stays succulent a long time.

Snack Pea Mix » certified organic ($3.50)

The variation in sweetness, texture and maturation of these edible-pod peas will provide snacking material over an extended picking time. Great in salads, stir-fries or eaten right in the garden. These are all staking peas that will climb 5-8 ft. They are all good soup peas.

Golden Edible Pod ($3.50)

Unusual yellow pods that are good eaten young, either fresh or stir-fried. Wonderful soup pea. Pink flowers that turn bluish. Usually growing to 6 feet or more.

King Tut Soup Pea ($3.50)

Robust climber with fragrant pink and purple blossoms followed by vibrant purple pods. Excellent soup pea and also a great shelling pea.

Carlin ($3.50)

Round, golden brown soup pea from England traditionally eaten during lent on Passion Sunday, the Sunday before Palm Sunday. Fine flavour. Huge yields. Has been grown for over 600 years dating back to the English medieval monasteries. "The Medieval mushy pea!"

Australian Soup Pea ($3.50)

Small, squarish brown soup pea with excellent flavour and texture. Prolific, high yielding, vigorous plants climbing to 5 feet.