Snow and Shell Peas on the Same Plant. This unique new variety allows you to pick peas early for slender, crisp and stringless snow peas or wait till later to pick when the pods have filled out with 10 to 12 sweet shell peas. These are my Mom’s Now or Later Pea Crop, lots of picking going on, but well worth it. The now we are eating on pea pod and all and make a really nice stir fry, and later we will be opening them up and eating them right out of the pod. Yum Yum!!