Peas

GB Seeds offers a range of different types of peas. Giving growers options to maximize their opportunities whilst minimizing potential market risk.

Peas are a specialist crop to produce and yields can vary by up to 30% between types, therefore prices will generally reflect this. Most peas grown in the UK are now grown on forward buyback contracts, we recommend that growers seek out acceptable terms before planting their crop to ensure they are locked into a collaborative supply arrangement.

Variety choice is key to each growers situation  and importantly in relation to the contracts available at the time.

Maple peas

Maple peas are a brown to light tan in colour.

Sometimes dimpled, primary usage is for pigeon feed but some types are used for traditional food and for the sprouting market.  GBS are able to offer from a wide pool of crops each season for this range of end uses. As with most other pea types quality is very important and we remain committed to offering the best quality to meet consumer requirements. We handle Semi-leafless and fully leaved types of Maple pea.  Non semi-leafless types may lodge in the field due to weaker agronomics at full maturity, this can sometimes be challenging on the end quality however we are able to meet client demand by carefully selecting our crops

  • Mantara
  • Other varieties available on request

Yellow peas

Yellow peas produce some of the highest yields within the pea types grown in the UK. They generally stand well without lodging issues and are therefore quality is usually good. Some varieties differ in seed size and as with other pea types this will affect both the sowing rate and suitability for specific end uses. For end users these are available as whole yellow peas or yellow split peas, meeting a wide range of end uses throughout the food and feed markets

  • Manager
  • Ragtime
  • Karpate
  • Other varieties available

Blue peas

Generally referred to as Blue peas in the UK, due to the effect that the translucent hull has on the green cotyledons inside as  once they are split open they are known as green peas.

Blue Peas offer varieties with a range of seed size (from 230 to 300gms per 1000 seeds) and other qualities suited to end markets from micronizing for pet food to use as whole of split in both food and feed markets.

There is good choice of varieties for growers offering a range of maturity and straw characteristics to suit their situation, the most important factor in variety choice is colour retention, we see a wide range of genetic ability to naturally prevent bleaching and colour loss, however this must to applied to a pro active management system which avoids leaving crops in the field to long once crops reach maturity

  • Daytona
  • Karioka
  • Prophet
  • Other varieties available