58 to 74 days, depending on variety--and growing conditions (soil, temperature, and moisture).
Recommended planting for a family of five
Boil, steam, stir-fry/saute, braise/stew, microwave, or raw
Shell Type and Snap Type: pick when pods are full, but not swollen. Large peas
are tough and less sweet.
Edible Pod: pick before there is much indication of the pea inside the pod. Pods become tougher as pea-size increases.
Harvesting the peas every 3 to 5 days will prevent overmaturity and stimulate the plants to continue to produce new pods. Harvested peas should be rapidly cooled to 32 to 34° F. Optimum storage conditions are between 32 to 36°F and 90 to 98 percent relative humidity.
Storage and Preservation Methods
Fresh for short periods of time. May be canned or frozen.