Pisum sativum ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’

Mangetout pea

  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Oregon Sugar Pod'
  • Common name: Mangetout pea
  • Family: Papilionaceae
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Mangetout peas have become a popular alternative to standard shelling varieties. They’re grown in the same way, but harvested while the pods are still flat and the peas inside barely visible. Mangetout pea plants are very hardy, and may be sown in autumn to overwinter and provide early pickings the following spring. Crops remain usable for several weeks before the peas eventually swell and make the pods coarse and fibrous. Mangetout peas are perfect for eating raw in salads or steamed or stir-fried.


Pisum sativum ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’ bears large, fleshy pods with a wonderful sweet flavour. It bears heavy yields over a long season and shows good resistance to mildew.


Grow Pisum sativum ‘Oregon Sugar Pod’ in moist  but well-drained soil in full sun. Support plants with twiggy sticks or pea netting, and water regularly. Harvest the pods often to keep the plants cropping.

How to grow Pisum 'Oregon Sugar Pod'

  • Plant size

    90cm height

    30cm spread

  • Aspect

    South facing, west facing

  • Sun exposure: Full sun
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Soil type: Well drained / light / sandy / clay / heavy / moist
  • Plant care: Needs regular watering in pots

Plant calendar

A table displaying which months are best to sow, plant and harvest.
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Do not Harvest in January

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Do not Harvest in December

Pisum 'Oregon Sugar Pod' and wildlife

Pisum 'Oregon Sugar Pod' is known for attracting bees. It has nectar/pollen rich flowers.

Attractive to Bees

Does not attract Beneficial insects

Does not attract Birds

Does not attract Butterflies​/​Moths

Does not attract Other pollinators

Is Pisum 'Oregon Sugar Pod' poisonous?

Pisum 'Oregon Sugar Pod' has no toxic effects reported.

No reported toxicity to:

No reported toxicity to Birds

No reported toxicity to Cats

No reported toxicity to Dogs

No reported toxicity to Horses

No reported toxicity to Livestock

No reported toxicity to People

Plants that go well with Pisum 'Oregon Sugar Pod'