Scientific Name: Pisum Sativum
Description: Originally from the Middle East, the pea was used as dry grain and foliage until the 16th century, from then on it was consumed as a fresh grain. This food, although small, has considerable energy value.
- Strengthens the immune system,
- Aids the proper functioning of the intestines,
- Beneficial for muscles,
- It’s good for the eyesight.
Planting Tips: Sowing is usually done at the definitive site. As it is a sensitive culture, it requires some care in the early phase after germination. Germination is usually rapid, occurring within 5 to 10 days.
Soil: Peas like well-nourished, light and well-drained soil. Soil pH should be between 6 and 7.5.
Exposure / Temperature: It needs a lot of light and a few hours of direct sun a day.
Irrigation: Water frequently but avoid excess water as it may impair root development and favour a fungal attack.
Harvesting: They are ready to harvest when the pod is swollen and when it is bright.
Life cycle: Annual.