The more you pick peas, the more peas you’ll have to pick. After harvest, the sugar in peas turns to starch, decreasing sweetness. For best flavor, cook or freeze peas within a few hours of picking. To freeze sugar snap peas, toss pods into plastic freezer bags.
Freezing Snow Peas Snap off the ends of the peas, pulling toward the opposite end to remove the strings on each side of the pod as well. Rinse de-stemmed and stringed pods in water. Place in boiling water for 2 minutes, then transfer to a large pan with ice water to stop further cooking. Once cooled, place in a colander to allow to drain for 5 minutes or so, then transfer to plastic freezer bags- pint-sized for stir-frys, quart-sized for creamed peas.