Pea, Jons Slapart Snow

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Quick facts

  • Swedish heirloom
  • Rare

 Pisum sativum

A Swedish heirloom that can be used as a sugar pea or as a dry gray pea.  This pea was originally from Anna Andersson who grew it in Eksharad in Varmland.  Born in 1900, she eventually worked as a seamstress for the Karlstrom family whom she gave the peas to.  This family grew them and eventually named Jons Slapart, which in Swedish refers to how they should be eaten.  When eaten fresh, pods are typically boiled then dragged in melted butter.  A cultural delicacy from the old peasant society of Sweden, we got these seeds from Swedish seed collector Helena Rutstrom.  

How to grow it:

Germ Temp

Indoor Start

Germ Days

Frost Tolerant


Seed Depth

Plant/Row Spacing


Not rec.

6-21 d.





Peas love a crowd, sow 1" apart as soon as the ground can be worked in spring. Plant 1-2" deep at the base of a trellis such as a fence or net strung between two posts as vines grow over four feet tall. Plants will bear longer if flat pods are picked regularly before seeds swell.

Seed specs: Packet size, 1/4 oz.,  ~25