Growing Snow Peas, also Sugar Peas, Mangetout, Chinese Peas

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08 Aug 20 Lalitah (Australia - temperate climate)
Growing peas this year(snow,sugar snap and green peas) Why they are having flowers but no fruits? There are some small fruits but mature. Do they needs bees to pollinate?
22 Feb 21 Richard (Australia - temperate climate)
This is a somewhat late reply I'm afraid but it may help you in the coming 2021 year. Peas are just pollinated by wind so bees are not required. Giving the flowers a little shake after they form may help but this is unlikely to be your issue if your peas are not very well wind shielded. Mostly I would be concerned that you are posting this in August (peak frost time!) As I understand pea flowers will go sterile if the flowers are hit by frost. I think that this web site is incorrect in advising people to plant peas as early as April. I would recommend not putting peas in the ground any earlier than June. My wife loves peas and so I plant peas twice a year to maximize yield. I put one set down in July and another in September.
10 Aug 20 Anon (Australia - temperate climate)
See if they will become bigger with time. They don't need bees. The snow peas I grow only take about a week from flowering to grow to about 75-100mm long. I grow giant oregon snow peas from Boondie Seeds. If you start with good rich soil then they don't need more fertiliser.
11 Aug 20 Anonymous (Australia - temperate climate)
I have heard that using potash should fix this issue, too much nitrogen in the soil/air and they want to grow instead of fruit. Potash should help it to concentrate or flowering/fruiting.
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