Maturity: 60 days
An very old heirloom variety dating back to 1770's and first commercially introduced by D. M. Ferry & Company in 1885. Often grown for the beautiful purple/red blossoms and shoots to, Dwarf Grey Sugar will decorate your salad, cakes, or even used in floral arrangements. Pale green pods are best eaten when flat as a snow pea under 2" and have a sweet, crisp flavor. Plants are not dwarf, often reaching over 5' high in Alaska, but the pods are best picked as a dwarf before peas develop. Excellent attractant for pollinators, beautiful addition to flower beds, and a favorite in stir fry.
From the Farmers
*Favorite* of Nick. Summer stir fries wouldn't be complete without Dwarf Grey Sugar and you can often find Nick munching away on these in the field. Leah finds them a bit fibrous but uses the flowers, shoots, tendrils, and foliage in anything and everything she can. These peas are a true heirloom: prolific, reliable, and classic in flavor. They can be technically eaten at all stages but will require removing strings once peas develop. We haven't found the plants to be dwarf at all in the north and stake them like all our other peas.