Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Crystal’


  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Sugar Crystal'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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Like all sugar snap peas, Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Crystal’ is sweet enough for the whole pod to be eaten. It produces high yields, of sweet-tasting pods of up to eight peas. Its resistance to powdery mildew and fusarium wilt makes it a good choice for late sowings.


For best results grow Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Crystal’ in moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Sow from March to July for harvesting from mid-June to October. Before sowing, dig in lots of organic matter, such as compost. Most varieties need to be given some support, such as netting or pea sticks. Water the plants once a week as soon as the plants begin to flower and form pods.

How to grow Pisum 'Sugar Crystal'

  • Plant size

    1.2m height

    25cm 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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Pisum 'Sugar Crystal' and wildlife

Pisum 'Sugar Crystal' 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 'Sugar Crystal' poisonous?

Pisum 'Sugar Crystal' 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 'Sugar Crystal'