Pisum sativum var. saccharatum
Pisum sativum var. saccharatum or Snap Peas. The snap pea is an edible-pod pea with rounded pods and thick pod walls, in contrast to snow pea pods, which are flat with thin walls. Snap peas, like all other peas, are pod fruits. An edible-podded pea is similar to a garden, or English, pea, but the pod is less fibrous, and is edible when young.
Peas prefer cooler climates and are best grown during the winter months. They require full sun and well-drained soil