Peas

Peas, whether sugar snap, snow, or shelling varieties, are a nutrient-rich addition to your diet, packed with vitamins, minerals, and dietary fibre.

Their nitrogen-fixing properties enhance soil fertility, benefiting neighbouring plants and promoting a healthier garden ecosystem.

Furthermore, peas are relatively easy to grow, making them an ideal choice for gardeners of all levels. Their climbing nature also makes them excellent for vertical gardening, maximizing space utilization.

Beyond the practical advantages, growing peas provides a unique and rewarding experience, as their delicate tendrils and vibrant flowers add aesthetic charm to the garden.

As a cool-season crop, peas can be planted early in the spring or late in the summer, offering gardeners the opportunity to enjoy multiple harvests throughout the year.

GG - 34NS

GG - 34NS

Details   This variety was gifted to Nev which he has now grown for over 20 years. A black hilum forage pea was at the time being exported to India. They have found it to be an ideal pea for making into hummus. Grows about 30-45 cm tall and is quite productive.
Botanical name   Vigna unguiculata
Contains at least   40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2022
Grower name   Nev&Sue Sinclair
Price per packet   $4.50
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Giant Alderman - 57RG

Details   A tall climber that can get as high as 3m, has large pods and peas, The Alderman pea variety is known to date back to 1893 and was a common site in Victorian kitchen gardens. Its long-cropping time made it ideal for using fresh and any excess crops were dried, stored and used later in the year for soups, stews and other dishes. The Americans have their own version of the Alderman variety which they call the Tall Telephone in honour of Alexander Graham Bell who invented the telephone.
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2022
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Storage Info   Seed long term stored in freezer
Price per packet   $4.50
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Grandus 115RW

Grandus 115RW

Details   Dates back to the 1870's England, needs support to grow up, has large pods.
Plant autumn for northern areas, South Island sow spring and summer.
Grows up to 2 metres
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2023
Grower name   Richard Watson
Storage Info   frozen stored
Price per packet   $4.50

Pea - Greenfeast - 52RW

Details   Original old strain of shell out dwarf pea, mildew can be a problem if sown late summer. Some growing support is ideal for this variety.
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Grower name   Richard Watson
Price per packet   $4.50
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Pea - Kalverdon Monarch - 56RW

Details  

An excellent early variety producing heavy crops of well-filled pods. Needs support as it can grow over a metre tall.

Ideal for succession sowing to provide crops through mid-summer and autumn too.  Produces heavy crops over a very long season.

Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Grower name   Richard Watson
Price per packet   $4.50
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Pea - Novella - 54RW

Pea - Novella - 54RW

Details   A hyper tendril shell out dwarf pea ,selected over the last 20 years to produce pods over a longer period, tendrils cling together holding the plant upright but some staking is needed .
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40 seeds
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2020
Grower name   Richard Watson
Storage Info   Seed stored in freezer
Price per packet   $4.50
Pea - Onward - 55RW

Pea - Onward - 55RW

Details   Another name is Marrowfat pea (if dried also used for mushy or wasabi peas) that produces thick blunt pods filled with 6-8 peas.  Matures in around 75 days.  Needs some staking to add some support.
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   Jan 2023
Grower name   Richard Watson
Price per packet   $4.50
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Pea - Oregon Giant Sugar Pod - 138aRW

Details   The Oregon Sugar Pod Snow Pea produces a large crop of sweet snow peas on 1/2 - 1m tall vines. The pods are about 100 cm long. Like other snow peas they are generally resistant to powdery mildew.  Can take up to 68 days to mature and likes to be sown somewhere with full sun. Can be sown during winter in northern areas of NZ, but generally a spring/ summer sown crop in the south.
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   2018
Grower name   Richard Watson
Storage Info   Seed stored in freezer
Price per packet   $4.50

Pea - Southland Sno - 151RG

Details   Heirloom pea originating from Southland.  This pea grows a multi coloured flower and grows to about a meter tall. It does need support to grow up. Pick the whole seed pod before the seeds form and use in salads and stir fries.
Botanical name   Pisum sativum
Contains at least   40
Date Of Seed Harvest   Feb 2021
Grower name   Rick Ginders
Storage Info   frozen stored
Price per packet   $4.50