Early Yielding Pea Breeding
Farmer: Duane Falk
Farm: Mimosa Breeding and Research
Publish Date: February 6, 2018
Article Type: Research Protocol
Research Priorities: Seed Production, Selection & Breeding
Duane would like to develop a truly winter hardy garden pea. Specifically, he would like to combine the winter hardiness of Austrian Winter Field Peas with the qualities of a garden pea (Lincoln, etc). This type of pea could be planted in the autumn and would yield early peas in the garden before the heat and drought set in, producing much better quality and ahead of the main season for farmers markets, etc. This should take 3-5 years to get uniform lines with the combined traits of hardiness and quality; these traits are both complex.