There is also a subspecies called Pisum sativum var. The stake shown is 6 feet tall and measures 3 by 1 1/2 inches thick. A self-seeding plant, the Cupani remains in your soil where it grows year after year, and it is a deer-resistant plant as well. They make excellent porridge in that state. The vines of Tall Telephone are top-heavy and need strong support, especially after the pods begin to form. Love the split pea and ham recipe...one of my favourite soups. Carlo Giovannetti from Puerto Rico on February 09, 2014: Great hub, but still, green peas is one of the few vegetables I can't stand XD Anyway, it was a very interesting read. I appreciate your comment! Seed savers it this country have tended to preserve the small garden varieties over the tall ones; thus there are quite a few important varieties missing from seed archives. Biologically, a pea pod is a fruit, and the peas inside are seeds. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 09, 2014: Thank you so much for the lovely comment and the votes, shampa sadhya! Peas may also be sown in lengths of guttering to germinate indoors for a head start in February or March. I had about 4 bowls of split pea soup. Constant harvesting will lighten the vines and prolong the harvest, but to ensure a long supply of peas, plant Magnum Bonum for harvests later in the season. If not, that's another story. macrocarpon) produce edible, rounded pods filled with mature pea seeds. Green peas are also a very good source of vitamin A (in the form of beta-carotene), thiamine, and folate. While there are many varieties of Asian pears, the ones most commonly available in the U.S. are a matte tan color with a bit more texture and roughness to the skin than other apples or pears. Pea flour makes an excellent flat bread. I like the one roasted in Wasabi. ‘Dual’ is a new variety that produces 10 to 14 peas per pod, compared to 8 to 10 peas of most other varieties. For example, Pease Pottage is a village in West Sussex and Peasenhall is a village in Suffolk. Grow. Some most common pea varieties are Alderman/Tall Telephone, Recruit, Green Arrow, Wando, Serge, Miragreen, Lincoln/Homesteader, Sabre, Early Perfection, Snow, Little Marvel, Sugar Ann, Mr. … This book can be read at the Project Gutenberg website. Many of the varieties that do well in England or on the Continent burn up at the onset of our hot summer weather, so our choices are often limited to new heat-tolerant varieties like the Italian bush pea pisello nano sole di Sicilia — a very fine pea, incidentally. Peas are one of the earliest vegetables that can be harvested from the garden. The process stops the action of enzymes that can alter the flavor or color of the peas. … 'Blue Pod Capucijner' It was given considerable attention by Vilmorin (1885:422) as well as many other popular writers on kitchen gardens. Yellow peas are varieties of the green pea plant that have yellow seeds instead of green ones. The Prussians are a type of pea dating from the eighteenth century that were once immensely popular in England and colonial America. That's why we want you to save money and trees by subscribing through our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. In Jefferson’s day, Early Frame was among the first peas planted, usually under cold frames, and a prolific bearer of high quality peas. I didn't realize there are so many varieties, and I like the different ways to prepare them. There are many varieties of peas, each with its own characteristics and target markets. They contain lesser but significant amounts of niacin, vitamin B6, and riboflavin (vitamin B2). I think it's delicious! Most varieties of peas are ready to harvest 60 to 70 days after planting. Lovely article. Easy-to-grow organic, heirloom, snap, snow, sweet shelling pea seed varieties for your garden. In Central and South Florida, you can plant English peas from September through February. For indeed, the Risser sickle pea is a bona fide eighteenth-century variety. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 11, 2014: Hi, Dianna. The 2 1/2-inch pods contain 5 to 7 seeds, but it was not when the pods were full of seeds that the pea was harvested for cookery. Harvest of the dry peas follows 2 to 3 weeks later, depending on the weather. As such, it may represent a pea similar to those brought to America by English settlers in the early 1600s. Eat the pods and peas together like snow peas. According to the Poetry Foundation, the poem was recited at a 1944 radio broadcast in the United States. Audrey Hunt from Idyllwild Ca. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 12, 2014: Thank you, WriterJanis. This means that cooking peas in a lot of water for a long time isn't a good idea. Shelling pea. The peas crop in early to mid-July and must be harvested daily, or they will turn starchy and bitter. It scatters the peas over as wide a distance as it is possible for the plant. macrocarpon) produce edible, rounded pods filled with mature pea seeds. This is a perfect crop for restoring the soil where potatoes have been grown. Peas grow best in slightly acid, well-drained soils. Cholesterol is only found in animal bodies. Heirloom Pea Varieties. The vines measure about 9 to 10 feet in length, producing 3 1/2-inch pods with about 6 plump peas per pod. Here's wishing you a great weekend. The two vegetables go together very well! Pisum sativum. However, the author wasn't announced. While they are not good eating, they can be boiled with leeks and bay leaves to create an intensely flavorful vegetable stock. Snow peas, sugar snap peas Chinese pea pods and many others fall into this category. Learn about growing heirloom pea varieties — one of the oldest garden vegetables. Discoveries have also been made in Egypt and what is today Georgia, Pakistan, Afghanistan, and India. In some parts of the world, they are known as pulses. This is a list of plants that have a culinary role as vegetables. Once the plants are 4 to 5 inches tall, they are less vulnerable, and if they are planted beside netting, birds tend to leave them alone. Thanks for the visit. Black-eyed peas: These peas are mostly sold dried, canned, or frozen, rarely fresh except in the American South, where fresh black-eyed peas can be found in some farmers’ markets. The marrowfats are generally treated as late or main-crop varieties since they peak toward the end of June or even July, depending on how late they are planted — later in regions with cool summers. This list includes botanical fruits such as pumpkins, and does not include herbs, spices, cereals and most culinary fruits and culinary nuts. At the end of the season, just cut down the twine, pea vines and all, and toss on the compost pile. Frozen peas bought in a store are already blanched. The name, however, is fascinating because it alludes to an English custom of great antiquity. Next day, the peas are rinsed in cold water and placed in a saucepan with fresh water. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 07, 2015: I'd love to try green peas roasted in wasabi! It often contains pork as well as peas. Peas are very low in fat. The researchers also need to discover whether the phytonutrients are beneficial once they are in the body. Voted up! Brought back sweet memories of a time when I was a little girl helping mama to shell peas from our vegetable garden. This is the 1st time it tasted so extra good. In general, cooking peas at a lower temperature, for a shorter time, and with less water preserves more of their nutrients. Well, you are multi-talented and this was a delight to read and you made it your own and very interesting. Since they are part of a plant, they contain no cholesterol. January 28, 2008 Seed & Plant Reviews 6 Comments. Vining Varieties. The pea is a fixed hybrid of Champion of England and McLean’s Little Gem, and also goes by the name Early Dwarf. Mary Norton from Ontario, Canada on February 07, 2015: Roasted peas are sold as snacks in Southeast Asia. Snap peas (Pisum sativum var. Use both hands. 'Prussian Blue' Products that are bought may have artificial color added, which can give them an unnatural, bright green appearance. arvense, which are smooth-seeded peas raised primarily as field crops, such as the Golderbse. Vining purple hull peas can easily take over a garden, so trellises or supports are recommended. 'Tall Telephone' However, green peas are the most frequently consumed. These common names include English peas, garden peas, and even sweet peas. Pisum sativum. This is why it is important to date all stocks of dry peas and beans. Varieties of Snap Peas. Holes have been drilled through the stake at even intervals, and these have been stuck with elm or hazel limbs — these two types of trees produce small limbs that are ideal for this application. Deb Hirt from Stillwater, OK on February 19, 2014: Lots of great knowledge and little known facts were imparted here. Peter Henderson (1904, 263) recommended it as “the best of all the late varieties.”. The very young pods can be cooked like snow peas, but it is the dry pea that was used in historical cookery, especially in peas porridge. Phytonutrients, or phytochemicals, are substances in plants that aren't essential for our survival but may have health benefits, such as helping to prevent disease. Seed savers should note that the dry pea of American Wonder is round, smooth, and marbled with two tones of green, although some seeds also have small dimples. This is one of the most decorative peas I have ever raised and is always a conversation piece for visitors. The man was looking quite greenAs he swam within the tureenUntil he spied a few peas ahead, He climbed on a green pea boat And shook out his lavender coatBefore eating some pumpkin bread, Then onion fish bit all his toesAnd salt water licked his dear noseLeaving him sore and red, Carrots surfed over the wavesAnd gathered in celery cavesTo consider the words that he said, "I didn't!" Already a Member? The most nutritious and delicious peas are ones that are homegrown and freshly picked. It's nice to hear about another green pea fan! ologsinquito from USA on February 15, 2014: This is a wonderful article on peas, which, if cooked right, can be delicious. Pisum sativum. If canned peas are used, it's a good idea to look for a version that has no added sugar and salt and is sold in a can made of safe materials. If I plant these peas toward the end of April, blossoming is completely finished by early June. The immature peas (and in snow peas the tender pod as well) are used as a vegetable, fresh, frozen or canned; varieties of the species typically called field peas are grown to produce dry peas like the split pea shelled from a matured pod. Southern peas, black-eyed peas and field peas are all names for the crop known worldwide as cowpeas (Vigna unguiculata ssp. The seeds are small and brown in 3-inch pods, somewhat resembling a horse bean. The plants are frost hardy and best grown as a spring crop. I had no idea that peas were as nutritious. Peas are a cool weather crop and enjoy soils that have just grown tomatoes or potatoes. The fresh peas cook in a microwave oven in about 10 minutes on high. I appreciate your visit. Like to read more content, Join the Mother Earth News Community Today. The origins and author of the pease porridge poem are unknown. Extremely useful to the garden historian is an article in the Gardener’s Magazine for August 1836, which outlines a large field test of peas conducted by George Gordon, a gardener for the Horticultural Society of London. By paying with a credit card, you save an additional $5 and get 6 issues of MOTHER EARTH NEWS for only $12.95 (USA only). Since Knight’s Dwarf White Marrow Pea was also known as Glory of England, it is not difficult to see how Fairbeard arrived at a name for his pea. The poems are often humorous, just like the sight of peas rolling over a surface. Ham may be added as well. Thanks for the visit and the comment. Split peas are dried peas that have been allowed to split naturally into two sections or are helped to do so mechanically. Green Peas - Varieties, Nutrition, Food Facts and Poems is a beautifully written hub. Asparagus Beans are the same species as Southern Peas, but are listed separately. Peas. Unfortunately, Fearing Burr was incorrect about Prince Albert; Early Frame was a bit shorter, about 4 feet tall. I did not know so much about green peas though. I appreciate your visit! Fossilized pea pods found in Switzerland dates as far back as 10,000 years. Peas can be planted early in the spring, as soon as the ground can be worked. The most common commercial variety is the California Blackeye. My husband prefer peas over green beans and I am glad to read all the good benefits we get. September 10, 2013. Heirloom peas are open pollinators, which means that when a plant survives, its seeds can be saved and planted the next year, resulting in even more viable seeds to perpetuate that variety. In all other respects, however, it appears to share similar features. Find the best Pea seeds that are prolific and high-yielding. Sprouted, blanched, or cooked and chilled peas are added to salads. Janis from California on February 12, 2014: A lot of useful information here. Also, always be on the lookout for unusual peas with off colors or textures. Specialty varieties for use as forage or silage may be leafed or semi-leafless. Yes, your poem was impeccable. I appreciate it very much. Shelling peas was extra work compared to using prepared peas, but it was enjoyable. It's very nice when something that we like is also good for us! Thank you very much for the votes, too. :) You've put so much into this remarkable article. The poem may have been created earlier. The following excerpt on heirloom pea varieties was taken from chapter 27, “Peas.”, 'Dutch Gray' Pea This was a very entertaining and well done article. Incidentally, the dry peas do indeed resemble raisins. One important type of phytonutrient in green peas is the flavonoid group, which belongs to the polyphenol family. Much to my surprise, though a lot of people do not? Photo By Fotolia/Virynja. The vines require extensive trellising unless grown in the medieval manner, allowed to ramble over dead underbrush brought into the garden. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on November 04, 2015: Thank you very much, Silva. It was cultivated for summer crops and much favored as a soup or canning pea, although it was grown commercially as a field pea to be sold dry. The list of famous Americans who grew this pea is long. They’re easy to grow, and are attractive, too. Voting up and more. If the peas have matured that far, let them run to dry peas. A similar pea, but 2 inches taller, is the old gloire de Quimper (SSE PEA 220), a variety developed out of the très-nain de Bretagne of the 1830s. Somewhat confusingly, the different varieties often have different common names. Thank you very much for the comment, the vote and the share, Nell! Annette Smith from Ocala, Florida on February 13, 2014: I LOVE green peas, Linda. Dare I mention that the mature pods of the Blue Pod Capucijner are exactly like leather? 'Magnum Bonum' Pea I appreciate the vote and the share as well as the comment. At the end of the season, just cut down the twine, pea vines and all, and toss on the compost pile. They can be planted the same time as onions and potatoes, which for me is usually the end of March. Like beans and other peas, green peas belong to the family Fabaceae, which used to be called the Leguminosae family. I love peas and it's good to know that they really are good for us. The heirloom that is now being cultivated as Dutch gray is indeed an old gray pea as defined by Gordon, but of a dwarf type, for its vines are no taller than 36 inches, many shorter than that. In the 3rd century BC, Theophrastus was … The small pods are edible like sugar peas, or the peas may be shelled for petit pois, 6 to 7 peas per pod. I must have been lucky with school dinners - or perhaps I've forgotten how bad they were! macrocarpon lacks the fibers in the inner lining found in the common pea. Thanks for sharing the information. The pods themselves are round and hang down straight. yes green peas are one of my favorites, and mushy peas I literally eat with everything! Thanks for the comment, vote and share! The Carling Pea (SSE PEA 163) is a tall gray pea growing on 8-to-9-foot vines and harvested strictly as a dry pea. To make mushy peas, dried marrowfat peas are soaked overnight in water containing a small amount of sodium bicarbonate (one teaspoon per cup of peas). The 2-to-2 1/2-inch pods yield 3 to 5 shelling peas, but there are not many pods on each plant, so it is necessary to put in at least 100 vines for a worthwhile crop. I usually make lentil soups. Cowpeas probably originated in Africa and were introduced to the United States during early colonial times. Black-eyed peas are just one of the more common field pea varieties but by no means are they the only variety. Super Snappy - this variety of peas is available only from the Burpee Seed Company, very large pods are ready in 65 days, extra sweet and crisp, each pod averages 9 peas, vines reach 3 … The plant produces 3-inch pods at each lateral joint, thus distributing peas over the plant — a good feature for avoiding top-heavy vines. They are followed immediately by tiny deep maroon pods that change to inky blue as they mature. This pea is an excellent yielder, with 4 to 5 peas in each 3-inch pod. I love them with mashed potatoes. See more ideas about beans, peas, seeds. In some parts of the world, roasted peas are very popular. account? Bay leaves or thyme are often included, too. But there was also a marrow pea called Tall Carolina — an ancestor of Tall Telephone — and a more dwarf small-podded shelling pea called Eastern Shore. Peter Henderson (1904, 261) considered American Wonder one of the finest peas for kitchen gardens, and the woodcut below is reproduced from his book. The difference between green, yellow, orange and red varieties is merely the state of ripeness. Peas are designated into two classes, Green Peas and Peas other than green. I didn't quite realize the versatility of peas. The dry pea may be cooked like a dry bean or ground for pea flour. On this day a dole was given to the poor in the form of peas, a custom recorded in England as early as the twelfth century. The Capucijners are a Dutch category of pea equivalent to the English grays. he cried loud and clearAnd retreated from garlic in fearAs it bounced over and started to shed, Pepper flew over the saltAnd tickled his nose with a joltCreating sneezes that filled his head, The sneezes wriggled and twirledSo he held a tissue unfurled "I'm ready if you are" he said, Sneezes left in disgustSurprise for them was a mustThe man cheered aloud once they'd fled, Potatoes lined up to paradeCarrots spun round as they playedAnd the man rode on peas as they sped, Then bay leaves sailed in from the westWith thyme woven mats for a nestAnd carried him off to bed. The English have raised the cultivation of the pea to an elaborate level of sophistication, and many of the old varieties found in early American kitchen gardens can be traced to English sources. Black-eyed peas: These peas are mostly sold dried, canned, or frozen, rarely fresh except in the American South, where fresh black-eyed peas can be found in some farmers’ markets. Pea is a frost-hardy, cool-season vegetable that can be grown throughout most of the United States, wherever a cool season of sufficient duration exists. It produces pairs of snowy white flowers on long stems. This reference would date the pea to at least the 1580s. The seed is wrinkled red-brown with dark brown speckles. To locate mail order companies that carry these heirloom pea varieties, use our Custom Seed and Plant Finder. "Vegetable" can be used in several senses, including culinary, botanical and legal. I feel so good and healthy for a Friday nite. I have planted forced vines from my greenhouse on April 21, only to have them in full bloom a week later, which is impressive by any stretch of the imagination. Inedible pods have a fibrous inner layer that edible pods lack. Green garden peas are legumes just like dried peas, except they are eaten at the immature stage. Thanks and voted up! Dried peas are cream-colored with dark maroon eye and a smooth to slightly wrinkled seed coat. An English pea developed during the latter part of the nineteenth century, it is an excellent companion pea to Tall Telephone because it begins to crop almost on cue as Tall Telephone stops. Always use two hands when you pick peas. I'm sure that if I was forced to eat mashed peas I would quickly come to hate them, too! Plant the vines about 2 feet apart. Thank you very much for the comment. Furthermore, it may be equated with the old purple-podded gray pea of England, a gray sugar pea of robust growth reaching 6 to 7 feet tall, thus requiring substantial support. Peas grow best in cool and humid weather, which is why, where I live in Delaware (USDA Hardiness Zone 7), peas are considered early-spring crops only. There's always a bag of frozen peas in my refrigerator! 'Brandywine Pink' Tomato. The poem as shown above was published in 1916 in a children's rhyme book called The Real Mother Goose. Cooked peas are often processed further, such as by being pureed or mashed. The pods measure 3 1/2 to 3 3/4 inches in length and, when fully mature, contain 7 seeds. nell. Thank you very much for the votes and the share! Marrowfat peas bring back too many memories of primary school dinners. Great hub on the facts and benefits of Green Peas AliciaC. I love peas, too. I'm glad you enjoyed the poems! It is informative, full of yummy recipes and contains good poem. I generally avoid the canned versions because of the added sugar or salt, but as I said in an earlier comment there are always frozen peas in my home. Glory of England was known in the United States as the Wabash pea. Yellow and green cotyledon peas are the most widely grown in Alberta and are suitable for human consumption and livestock feed markets. Lebensmittelfotos, via pixabay.com, CC0 public domain license. The term ‘shelling peas’ refers to varieties of pea that require the pea to be removed from the pod or shell prior to use. They also make a great addition to items such as salads, stews, pies, pasta, and omelettes. I love split pea soup, but I don't think I could have four bowls in one evening! Linda Crampton (author) … This pea was recommended to me by a member of Seed Savers Exchange who was interested in a possible connection with the Pennsylvania Dutch Arbogast family. They're a very versatile vegetable! There is another Capucijner worth mentioning, the Raisin Capucijner (SSE PEA 10), a dwarf or bush type with 3-foot vines. Peas are grouped by harvesting time and the shape of the seeds; round peas tend to be hardier than wrinkled varieties. Feb 24, 2017 - Bean & Pea Crop. Hi, thanks for stopping by. Enjoyed reading the poem too. I've never tasted roasted peas, but they are reportedly nutty, crunchy, and delicious. Pisum sativum. These peas come in pods and the peas are large (relatively large when we are talking about peas), round balls. However, they provided a basis for many of the names of common heirloom peas still grown today, and therefore they are useful to keep in mind. The benefits are threefold: I know exactly which seeds have germinated and which have not, I can rogue out weak vines and plant more seed if necessary, and I avoid the loss of seedlings to cutworms, rabbits, and birds. Technically bell peppers are a fruit, but since most … Some communities in the UK are named in honor of peas. The general practice was to boil the peas about 20 minutes until soft, then drain and fry them in butter or lard until crisp (about 2 to 3 minutes). Researchers need to determine whether a typical serving of peas contains a significant amount of each phytonutrient and whether the chemicals can be absorbed into our body from our small intestine. Have I told you how much I enjoy this post on Peas? I actually have more poems published here, but my creative writing tends to get hidden by all my information hubs! They are crispiest then. sativum, the common garden pea; Pisum sativum var. This is a shelling pea not to be overlooked, as the peas are sweet and delicious to eat even when they are raw. This observation is as true now as it was then, with one further footnote: peas stored two or three years have also lost a significant portion of their nutritional value. Crops for culinary purposes can be harvested early, once the pods wilt, and then dried artificially, but seed stock must be vine ripened. However, as a cold-frame pea, Tom Thumb is probably one of the best, well adapted to polytunnel culture, and easily grown in large flats at table height. These were divisions based not on taxonomy but on artificial similarities. So needless to say, peas take up a major percentage of my garden plot. Like you, I've loved peas since childhood. Interesting! Amelia Simmons, in her American Cookery (1796, 15), mentioned a number of peas for which there is considerable historical literature but which are seldom seen today, even among seed savers. The plants ramble over one another and produce an abundance of peas in about 60 days. The name derives from the shape of the pod, which is 2 1/2 to 3 inches long and curving like the blade of a sickle or crescent. Beans and peas are said to be "legumes". Asparagus Beans are the same species as Southern Peas, but are listed separately. Harvest edible-pod peas when they are flat. The seeds are dispersed when the pod reaches maturity and bursts open. Subsequent breeding and improvements have resulted in the production of thousands of pea varieties today. Cowpeas require a long, warm growing season. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on February 25, 2014: Thank you, ignugent17. Thank you Alicia, The soup tasted tremendously good. In other climate zones, these varieties will bloom 10 days to several weeks earlier than other sweet peas to start the season. It may be a fun experience to trap peas as they roll around on a plate, but people should seriously consider making the vegetable part of their diet. How to Harvest Peas. I appreciate your second visit and your lovely comment, word55! His Knight’s Gigantic or Tall Marrow Pea, introduced around 1827, remained popular for many years and was used by subsequent breeders to create a wide range of improved marrow pea varieties. Present day finds were made in Thailand that date from 11,000 years ago. Americans also began developing their own pea varieties in the nineteenth century. I remember devouring it in my parent's vegetable gardens with pods and all. As with summer tomatoes, locally grown, peak-of-season peas are hard to beat. It was also popular in France for this very same reason, and was known there as the nain vert petit, nain royal, and gros vert de Prusse. None of us liked them but we all had to sit there until they were eaten! Great job. I like peas freshly peeled and eaten one of my favorite foods. The brown seed was flecked with yellow, had a black eye, and was considered only fit for field culture. Question: Which form of cooking depletes the Vitamin C in Green Peas most? Voted up! Author Victoria Sheffield from Georgia on February 10, 2014: Who would have thought that there would have been so much information about peas! It's a fantasy that describes the adventures of a miniature man in a large tureen of green pea soup. I enjoy pea soup too, although I never have it with ham. The method of determining the class of a pea is by cotyledon colour and, in the case of Maple, Austrian, Vienna and Dun peas, seed coat and cotyledon colour. Hi, Thief12. 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