Light: Part Sun, Sun
Height: From 1 to 20 feet
Green peas — also called English, pod, or shell peas — are best picked just an hour or two before serving before their sugars can convert to starches. Be sure to plant plenty, because after all the shelling, there’s almost never enough to sate everyone. Tender, sweet spring peas are a treat that’s hard to get enough of. Increasingly popular are snap peas, which bear plump, tender pods that are eaten pod and all. They’re gaining fans because they don’t need time-consuming shelling and no part of the pod goes to waste.