Drought and heat during flowering, followed by mildew late in the season represent the major production challenges for peas.


  • Bolero (EFG) – vigorous, with consistent yields
  • Dalvay (VE) – exellent yields
  • Maestro (WCS) – early, with good yields of long pods. Good quality
  • Penelope (J) – excellent stand yellow but only average flavor

Visit the 2015 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current shelling pea trials.
See Shelling Pea Trial Photo Gallery for images of all shelling pea varieties tested.


  • Oregon Sugar Pod (T+M) – a superior combination of vigor, yields and pod quality
  • Sugar Ann (EFG, WDM) – early maturing with exceptional flavor but only average yields, appears mildew resistant

Visit the 2012 Vegetable Cultivar and Cultural Trials for the most current snow pea trials.