How to Save Pea (Pisum sativum) Seeds
Seed Saving Guide #2725
Binomial name: Pisum sativum
|Flower Type||Perfect, self-fertile|
|Population Required for Viable Seeds||1|
|Population Required to Maintain Variety||5-10|
|When to Harvest||When pods become brittle and change colour from green to tan.|
|How to Harvest||
Cut or pick pods from the plant; spread out on a screen to dry until seeds are hard. Shell seeds from individual pods by hand or place multiple pods into a sack and gently tread on them to release the seeds.
|How to Clean||
Screen or winnow to remove remaining stalks and chaff if required.
|Image of Seeds|
What is Seed Saving?
Seed saving is the practice of collecting and storing mature seeds from open-pollinated plants. By allowing plants to reach full maturity and harvesting the seeds, they can be cleaned, dried, and stored for future use.