Peas ( Pisum sativum )
Herbaceous Annual Plant
Height : 8cm to 112cm included
Origin : Mediterranean
Environment : in full or partial sun; on fresh, well-drained soil
Climate : temperate, with warm winters and mild summers
Like most Mediterranean plants, Peas require a mild climate, not too cold (to prevent the death of the plant), nor too hot (to prevent crop loss). The soil must be well drained to prevent water logging. Peas have always been considered a symbol of fertility, like many other multi-seeded fruits (vine, wheat, pomegranate, etc.). In German myths, Peas were sacred to god Thor and the favourite food of Thunar. As food, Peas are rich of nutrients: glucids, lipids, minerals, and many vitamins. Today, the Asian countries (China, India) are the largest producers of Peas.