A Beautiful, unusual snap pea with good, sweet flavor.
Oregon farmer and free thinker Alan Kapuler, aka Mushroom, has been growing, saving, and breeding new open-pollinated plants through Peace Seeds for decades. His varieties, like the twisting, outstretched hyper-tendrils of this purple sugar snap pea, have become intertwined with multiple generations of his family tree: his children are also seedspeople. Combined with the delicious and
abundant shoots and tendrils, which are also edible, these snappy purple pods are everything you need for a salad or sauté.
Artwork by Heather Renaux. Heather interviewed Alan Kapuler before crafting this acrylic-on-board custom family tree, which weaves together the story of this variety with that of his own family. Each branch carries elements that are significant to his work and life.
Each year, Hudson Valley Seeds commissions contemporary artists from around the United States to tell the story of a particular seed variety. That art and those seeds combine to create an Art Pack, a unique celebration of the diverse stories of seeds and their stewards.
Direct sow as soon as the soil can be worked until last frost date. Peas thrive in cool weather, so do not delay planting them. Trellis for best yields and healthiest plants. Frequent and steady harvests of the plump, deep purple pods will help plants to continue to produce.