Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Rae’


  • Botanical name: Pisum sativum 'Sugar Rae'
  • Common name: Pea
  • Plant Type: Vegetable
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The pods of Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Rae’ are sweet enough to be eaten whole. A compact sugar snap pea, it produces a good crop of sweet-tasting pods and succulent peas.


Grow Pisum sativum ‘Sugar Rae’ in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. Sow from March to mid-June for cropping between mid-June and September. For the juiciest peas, water the plants once a week as soon as the plants begin to flower and form pods.

How to grow Pisum 'Sugar Rae'

  • 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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Do not Harvest in December

Pisum 'Sugar Rae' and wildlife

Pisum 'Sugar Rae' 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 Rae' poisonous?

Pisum 'Sugar Rae' 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 Rae'