Saint Hubert Soup Pea
Saint Hubert Soup Pea, Pisum sativum, is a useful and pretty pea with an interesting history. It was brought from Europe several hundred years ago by French people, and remains a popular variety amongst small scale Quebecois seed farmers. It is named for Saint Hubert the patron saint of hunters, perhaps because hunters would eat these peas in a hearty "Hunters Stew" alongside their game.
These plants can grow up to a metre in height and require trellising. For winter storage, allow peas to fully mature and dry on the vine before harvest. These perfectly round peas are very easy to shell because the pods will pop open neatly when squeezed. These peas are not only healthy and delicious for you- they also provide nitrogen to the soil they are grown in.
Grown organically with love and tenderness in the Bruce Peninsula, Ontario, Canada, in the summer of 2023. Germination tested. Minimum 30 peas.