Peas, edible-podded, raw

Fun Facts

  1. Pea is fragile plant that can grow as low-ground plant or as a vine. Pea (which grows like a vine) develops snake-like tendrils which support the plant by attaching to the surrounding structures and objects. Pea can grow 6 feet in height.
  2. Pea has compound leaves that consist of two or more leaflets. They are alternately arranged on the stem.
  3. Pea has white or pink flowers. They contain both male (stamen) and female (pistil) reproductive organs which mature at the same time. Pea is capable for self-pollination.
  4. Peapod is edible part of the plant. Seeds (peas) are green, smooth and hidden in a pod that is usually 5 to 6 inches long. Harvest of pea usually takes place 60 to 70 days after planting.
  5. Some types of pea have edible pod. Majority of pea species have inedible pod that needs to be removed before consumption.

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