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  • Q001
  • Pisum sativum. O'odham Pea. A shelling pea grown for 300 years by O'odham farmers. Has been planted in commercial fields in rotation with cotton to reduce Texas root rot.  Shell out peas for fresh eating when they are quite young, or let dry on the plant and use for soup. From our Seed Bank Collection.

    • Origin: low desert, 2500' elevation
    • Alkali tolerant and very hardy
    • Can grow to 5 feet tall, requires support
    • Plant in the cool season in the low desert
    • Approx. 10g/50 seeds per packet.
    • Limit 3 packets.
    These seeds are part of our conservation program and are not available for purchase. They are only available through Native American Seed Request
  • $3.95

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Desiree S Melton
Sweet, peas!

I received this pack of seeds a couple years ago and finally got to plant them last fall. I had a great crop from a dozen seeds since I only have a single 4' x 8' bed and a few items to plant, the flowers were sweet to eat but I didn't harvest enough to toss in salads and the peas had wonderful sweet almost nutty flavor straight from the pod. I was away for 2 weeks came back and the peas had already began to dry. So I let another week go by before harvesting the seeds. I was pleasantly surprised I fully filled four seed envelopes from the dozen seeds I planted. I can't wait to plant again! I'm so thankful for the opportunity to learn and taste my Tohono O'odham heritage.

Lynn Woodley
Growing strong

I planted the seeds and had great germination. I think every seed has sprouted and the plants are now about a foot tall. They are growing strong. I have not seen any peas yet but am hopeful for a harvest. I selected them hoping they do well in our very hot and dry desert environment