Pitipua 'Pisum sativum' Garden Pea 25 Seeds

$ 1.99

Product Detail: Package contains 25 seeds. Germination rate 85%. Purity 99%. Package includes instructions for planting.

General Plant Information: Pisum sativum, the common pea (also known as the garden or field pea), is an herbaceous annual in the Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) family, originally from the Mediterraean basin and Near East, but now widely grown for its seedpod or legume (a simple dry fruit containing several seeds and splitting along seams on two sides). The term “pea” can refer to small spherical seed or to the pod.

P. sativum cultivars are either low growing (less than 0.75 meters) or vining. The vining cultivars grow thin tendrils from leaves that coil around any available support and can climb to be 1–2 m high. P. sativum is a cool-season crop grown in many parts of the world; planting can take place from winter to early summer depending on location. The distinctive flower has 5 fused sepals, 5 petals, 10 stamens (9 fused in a staminal tube and 1 stamen is free), and one carpel, which develops into a pod with multiple peas. The average pea weighs 0.1 to 0.4 grams.

Peas appear to have been cultivated for nearly 7,000 years. The earliest archaeological finds of peas come from Neolithic Syria, Turkey and Jordan. In Egypt, evidence of peas dates from ca. 4800–4400 BC.

Peapods are botanically a fruit, but peas are called a vegetable in cooking. They are used as a vegetable, fresh, frozen or canned, and some varieties, such as split peas, are dried; these varieties are typically called field peas. Along with broad beans and lentils, these formed an important part of the diet of most people in the Middle East, North Africa and Europe during the Middle Ages. By the 17th and 18th centuries it had become popular to eat peas "green," or fresh, while they are immature and right after they are picked, especially in France and England. The popularity of green peas spread to North America, where Thomas Jefferson grew more than 30 cultivars of peas on his estate. The “pease porridge” of nursery-rhyme fame is a traditional dish in England made from yellow dried peas.

Peas are high in fiber, protein, vitamins (folate and vitamin C), minerals (iron, magnesium, phosphorus and zinc), and lutein (a yellow carotenoid pigment that benefits vision). Dry weight is about one-quarter protein and one-quarter carbohydrates (mostly sugars).

 

Growing requirements:

USDA ZONES:

9-11

SUN:

Full Sun

WATER:

Medium

FOLIAGE:

Evergreen

PLANT TYPE

Vine

Information for planting:

  • Days to emerge: 7 days
  • Seed depth: 1 inches
  • Seed spacing: 36 inches
  • Harvesting: 60 days

Information about our seeds: Most of our seeds come from traditional crops that farmers have cultivated for many years on natural managed lands. These seeds are not GMO, do not chemically or biologically treated and are processed with minimal mechanization.  Seeds are hand selected, prepared and packaged.


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Guarantee: Seeds are living products that depend on many factors such as proper planting time and technique, depth of sowing, soil, proper germination environment, fertility, disease control, insect control, and reasonable weather for direct sown seeds. If any of these factors are not right, it may cause the seed to not perform and because most, if not all, of these are out of our control, most of the success of these seeds is in the hands of the grower. If they have been cared for properly and still fail to grow, we will replace the seed, one time.

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