The snap peas in the photo are “Golden Sweet.” I ordered them from Baker Seeds, and apparently they were originally discovered at a market in India.
I grow snap peas every year, and I am always rather late in planting them. Around here, people start planting around St. Patrick’s day, but I never get around to mine until April. I like to try new varieties every year, because that’s how I find new favorites. Golden Sweet is definitely one of them, and I will plant it every year from now on.
Here’s what I like about it: It’s delicious, pretty, especially when I mix it with a green favorite like “Carouby de Maussane,” it germinated way faster than any I have grown before, and it has produced like mad for a month now, even in hot weather.
The plants are extremely robust. I inoculated at planting, but I have given them no special treatment other than the occasional cursory watering. If you’re looking for something a bit different that still performs reliably, you might want to check this one out.