Pisello di L’ago Soup Pea


This is a landrace soup pea from Italy. It is also known as “Black pea from L’ago”, in the¬†Province of La Spezia, Italy. The black refers to the¬†characteristic black spot on the hilum. The peas themselves range in color from brown to brownish green. I obtained my seed from a seed exchange with Max Nunziata of Italy.

This pea grows fairly tall reaching 6 foot in height and needs good support. I planted in early spring on March 26th and harvested the dry peas on July 10th (106 days).