Fruits Vegetables
es en ca
Pea, Pisum sativum / Leguminosae (Fabaceae)
The pea is a winter rotation crop. It is possible to cultivate it both in autumn as in winter since it bears cold temperatures, and everywhere in Spain in spring.

The following table shows the availability of peas in Spain:

Castilla-La ManchaJanuary-September

Source: La Horticultura Española (2001) Sech.

The following table is a sample of the dates of availability of fresh peas in the United Kingdom market, indicating the origin and the weight of the packages.

OriginAvailability in the UK marketsWeight of the packages
BelgiumJune-July7 kg
EgyptNovember-March3/6 kg
GuatemalaOn winter trialVarious
Irish republicJune-September8 lb
ItalyApril-June5 kg
KenyaAll the year round30x190 g
  12x280 g
The NetherlandsJuly-SeptemberVarious
PortugalJanuary-July1/3/10 kg
SpainNovember-June5 kg
Kingdom UnitedMay-October9/13/14 kg

Source: Fresh Produce Desk Book (2001)
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