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Richard Watson

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Can anyone ID this pea
« on: 2021-12-23, 11:22:26 PM »
The only history that I know about this pea is it was grown and exported to India about 20 years ago. The seed is totally round and the plants grow to about 1.5 m tall 
Changeable climate manly during winter & spring - 500mm average yearly rainfall. 20 years of soil improvements plus sub soil top soil reversal means my garden beds are about half metre deep. Below that is 100's of metres of alluvial shingle

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Re: Can anyone ID this pea
« Reply #1 on: 2021-12-24, 06:56:51 AM »
Maybe Black Eyed Susan? (that's the only white black hilumed pea I know of in general trade)

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Re: Can anyone ID this pea
« Reply #2 on: 2021-12-24, 10:23:30 AM »
Thanks Jeremy, its looks so alike apart from the colour, the pea I have is a terracotta where these are more pale   - https://www.annapolisseeds.com/Black-Eyed-Susan-Pea-p/744.htm
« Last Edit: 2021-12-24, 10:31:31 AM by Richard Watson »
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Re: Can anyone ID this pea
« Reply #3 on: 2021-12-24, 11:11:45 AM »
Ive emailed Owen from Annpolisseeds to ask them about the colour differences. It would be good to have its original name for it on our website.   
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Re: Can anyone ID this pea
« Reply #4 on: 2021-12-27, 04:16:51 PM »
There is a similar, black hilum forage pea here called DL Goldeye.
https://riddellseed.com/peas/
They are not as dark as yours though, Richard.

Black hilum is mentioned for some landraces collected in Yunnan China in 2004 and 2005. 
https://www.bioversityinternational.org/fileadmin/PGR/article-issue_156-art_2-lang_en.html

I guess that doesn't help much with a variety name.
Perhaps you will best give it a name yourself, if you've been growing it for 20 years.

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Re: Can anyone ID this pea
« Reply #5 on: 2021-12-27, 05:11:44 PM »
That DL Goldeye looks so similar also

Be interesting to see the yellow pea mentioned in that Chinese link
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Only in Wenshan county was the hilum colour uniformly yellow (sites 34 and 35), elsewhere most had black admixture or were uniformly black.
Changeable climate manly during winter & spring - 500mm average yearly rainfall. 20 years of soil improvements plus sub soil top soil reversal means my garden beds are about half metre deep. Below that is 100's of metres of alluvial shingle