Pulses we handle are:

MARROWFAT PEAS

 

Marrowfat peas are green mature peas  that have been allowed to dry out naturally in the field, rather than be harvested whilst still young like the normal garden pea. They are starchy, and are used to make mushy peas, snacks, salad toppings and many other food preparations. Marrowfat peas are available in different qualities depending on customer needs with good green colour, a percentage of paler/bleached pea content to bleached. Those with thin skins and a soft texture are ideal for making mushy peas.

Our Marrowfat production is solely grown on irrigated land. Our irrigation water is fed and maintained through several irrigation districts which operate several hundred kilometres of earth canals and water pipelines, as well as several reservoirs. This infrastructure is used to provide irrigation and domestic water for farming, industry, wildlife, and communities within the district's boundaries.

Its name 'marrowfat' was coined around 1730 from marrow and fat. Another source says the peas were named because people wanted plump (fat) peas of the Maro variety, a Japanese variety introduced to the UK 100 years ago; this is unlikely, as the first English usage of "marrowfat" to refer to peas predates the introduction of the Maro pea by almost two centuries.

 

 

GREEN PEAS

We are the license holder to the green pea variety AAC Radius, which is available for purchase under a first right of refusal contract. We market green peas Canada No. 1 & 2 on demand and as samples become available to us. Please drop them off or send them to us for evaluation after harvest.

 

 

FABA BEANS

Vicia faba, also known in the culinary sense as the broad bean, fava bean, or faba bean, is a species of flowering plant in the pea and bean family Fabaceae. It is widely cultivated as a crop for human consumption. We mostly handle varieties of faba beans with smaller seed size which is widely used as a cover crop

Faba Bean production is solely grown on irrigated land. Our irrigation water is fed and maintained through several irrigation districts which operate several hundred kilometres of earth canals and water pipelines, as well as several reservoirs. This infrastructure is used to provide irrigation and domestic water for farming, industry, wildlife, and communities within the district's boundaries.

FORAGE PEAS

​Forage pea varieties are similar to traditional field peas in many respects including agronomic considerations. However, plant breeding priorities for forage pea varieties focus on smaller seed size, increased biomass, and good lodging resistance, rather than on grain yield. Forage peas are grown for their biomass yield, digestibility, protein, and relative feeding values, primarily for the beef and dairy industries. We currently have the variety CDC Dakota available for purchase.

SPROUTING PEA SEED

The sprouting pea seed market is steadily growing due to customer demand. Most of our peas are great for sprouting whether you decide to use Marrowfat Peas, Garden Peas or the varieties we handle specifically for sprouting, Whero, 4010 and  CS19.

VINING / GARDEN PEA SEED

Both are for fresh picking.

The vining cultivars grow thin tendrils from leaves that coil around any available support and can climb to be 1–2 m high. A traditional approach to supporting climbing peas is to thrust branches pruned from trees or other woody plants upright into the soil, providing a lattice for the peas to climb. Branches used in this fashion are sometimes called pea brush. Metal fences, twine, or netting supported by a frame are used for the same purpose. In dense plantings, peas give each other some measure of mutual support. 

Garden peas are distributed mainly for fresh picking. Several varieties are handled by us. PMR indicates some degree of powdery mildew resistance; afila types, also called semi-leafless, have clusters of tendrils instead of leaves. Unless otherwise noted these are so called dwarf varieties which grow to an average height of about 1m. Giving the vines support is recommended, but not required. Extra dwarf are suitable for container growing, reaching only about 25 cm. Tall varieties grow to about 2m with support required.

Vining / Garden Peas are solely grown on irrigated land. Our irrigation water is fed and maintained through several irrigation districts which operate several hundred kilometres of earth canals and water pipelines, as well as several reservoirs. This infrastructure is used to provide irrigation and domestic water for farming, industry, wildlife, and communities within the district's boundaries.


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CONTACT US

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Address:  PO Box 80, 409-2nd Avenue South
              Vauxhall, Alberta, T0K 2K0, Canada
Phone:    (403)-654-2158

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