SOWING TIME : Round The Year, As Per Local Climatic Conditions
PLANTS : Dwarf And Erect, Tolerant To Powdery Mildew
PODS : 4-5 Inches Long, 9-10 Grains Inside, Attractive Light Green
POD SHAPE : Very Thin, Almost Round Like Finger,
SEEDS : Wrinkled And Sweet
MATURITY : After 55-60 Days From Sowing.
SPECIFICATION : Bears 2 Fruits Per Node As Short Intermodal Distance Which Results In Very High Yield.
Peas, botanically a fruit, belong to the Fabaceae family of flowering plants just like cowpeas and pigeon peas. Peas are also recognized as the only legume to be consumed fresh unlike the lentils, pulses, and chickpeas that are sold in the dried form. Considered as one of the earliest food crops to be cultivated, peas are most abundantly produced in Canada with France, China, Russia, and India next in line. The fresh green peas come packed with phytonutrients, specially coumestrol, that protects against stomach cancer. Another phytonutrient found only in peas is saponin. Being low on the glycemic index and high on the fibre and protein content, the risk of developing Type 2 diabetes is also down to a minimum if you consume peas regularly. These also come loaded with antioxidants and nutrients like Vitamin A, C, B6, K, iron, zinc, copper, magnesium, and phosphorous.
Eating the sweet-tasting green peas is effective in maintaining cardiovascular health, and limiting neuronal damage while slowing down the progression of Alzheimer’s disease. Feel free to add peas to whatever you eat. Steam, boil, sautee, bake, grill, fry! Go ahead and put it in soups, pastas, sandwiches, salads, or even in curries. Can be used both fresh and frozen.
Soil should be mixed with well rotten Cow dung. Seeds are sown in lines at the distance of 1 feet between line to line and 4 inches seed to seed. Irrigate immediately and then as per requirement. Harvest starts after 55 – 60 days.