Common name          Garden Peas

Scientific namePisum          sativum

Family name          Legume

Shona          Nyemba


The garden pea is an annual plant ( Pisum sativum) with a life cycle of one year and whose planting can take place from winter to early summer (grown as a cool-season crop), depending on location. The pea is most commonly the small spherical seed or the seed-pod of the pod fruit and each pod contains several peas.

There are three types of peas that are commonlygrown in the garden and eaten in the home, namely, garden peas (Pisum sativum), snow peas (Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon) and snap peas ( Pisum sativum var. macrocarpon ser. Cv), which is a cross between the garden and the snow peas.

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 the matured pod.

Green peas are one of the most nutritious leguminous vegetables, rich in health benefiting phyto-nutrients, minerals, vitamins and anti-oxidants.

Our iQFarmer Pea Manuals will introduce you to the profitable pea farming business, covering:

  1. Varieties and Types
  2. Planting Materials
  3. Land Preparation and Planting
  4. Production Management: weed control, fertilisation, irrigation
  5. Disease and Pest Control
  6. Physiological Disorders
  7. Harvesting and Handling
  8. Value Addition
  9. Climate-Smart Agricultural Practices (CSAP)
  10. Pea Economics and Entrepreneurship

You will also find a program on pea production which we hope will help you to select the most cost-effective solutions and profitable combinations in setting up a profitable agricultural enterprise.


Farmbiz Pea Manual


Farmbiz Pea Program