Fresh Peas: Botany & Genetics

Fresh Peas: Botany & Genetics

Learn about current plant breeding priorities and projects for peas in Canada and beyond. Farmers, gardeners and seed savers welcome!

Early Yielding Pea 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...

Pea Variety Trial

A strong interest by organic and conventional farmers including larger market and CSA gardeners, in winter cover crops, particularly nitrogen-fixing cover crops, has stimulated Duane to investigate the possibility of using winter peas in that role.