The female part of a flower consisting of the ovary, style, and stigma. Pisum sativum
The garden pea, or green pea. Peas have been found in the oldest agricultural sites in Europe and the Middle East. Traditionally, peas were harvested mature, and the dried peas were used to make pea soup and peas pudding. Believed to be the fourth most important grain legume in terms of human nutrition, this pulse is now grown mainly for harvesting the immature seeds for freezing as a green vegetable. The production of improved horticultural varieties is a possibility for amateur breeders , but they should not attempt to compete with professional breeders in the production of cultivars for the frozen food market.
The wild progenitor of Pisum sativum is extinct.
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