Full list of peas (Pisum sativum) in my germplasm collection
*Genotype is entirely speculative, based on expressed traits (see below for gene list). Intended only as a rough guide to possible genotypes.

Picasa photo galleries of pea trials
I have set up individual photo galleries for many of the varieties below, each containing many high-res photographs from my garden trials, showing all stages of the plant's life cycle.
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Peas of established cultivars
VARIETY
ORIGIN
SOURCE
SEEDS
PLANT/LEAF
FLOWERS
PODS
PEAS
GENOTYPE*
Aa96
DT, USA
huge, dark tan, wrinkled, matte, broad bean-like
Acacia Leafed
Purple Dwarf
DT, USA
large, khaki green or tan, slightly wrinkled, amorphous
Alaska
rename/selection of Earliest of All, bred by Thomas Laxton, England
PW, Holland
smallish, pale blue-green, lightly dimpled
3-4ft, compact
smallish, white, mostly paired
small, smooth, tight, fibrous, green
smallish, 6 per pod, nice flavour
a, le
Alderman
introduced by Laxton's, England 1891
Organic Gardening Catalogue, UK
large, very wrinkled, cream or pale green
6-7ft, elegant, vigorous, late maturing
large, pure white, elegant, single
very large, puff up at an early stage, prominent suture, fibrous, green
huge, 8 or 9 per pod, exquisite flavour even at full size
a, Le
Barton
CN 31655
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
mid to bright green, wrinkled
Blauwschokker
probably from Holland
DT, USA
olive green to brown, dimpled
Brochette
790
DT, USA
mid-green, hint of wrinkles
Brochette
791
DT, USA
mid-green with tan flush, purple speckles, hint of wrinkles, amorphous
Buerre Cosse Rouge
Picasa gallery
France
DT, USA
grey to brown, purple speckles, flat ends
1-2ft, yellow flushed pink, pretty serrated leaves, gorgeous
small, purple/pink with veining, single
bright yellow, flashes of bright scarlet
Cambridge Multipod
DT, USA
light grey-green, smooth, roundish
possibly several hundred years old, English
Heritage Seed Library, UK
variable size, olive green to brown with heavy brown mottling, round, lightly dimpled
Carouby de Maussane
19th century, France
Thos. Etty Esq, UK
variably brown, smoothish, mid-size, dimpled
4-5ft, lush foliage, deep pink axils
beautiful, maroon/pink turning blue, paired
enormous, flat, slightly buckled, smooth, fully edible even when mature, strong flavour, green
smallish, starchy, not a great taste
A, Le
Carruthers' Purple Podded
Carruthers family heirloom, Co. Down, Northern Ireland
Heritage Seed Library, UK
dimpled, variable greens and tans with fine speckles
5-6ft, slender, elegant, pink axils
beautiful, elegant, long curvy stems, maroon/pink, single
mid-size, well filled, fibrous, rich purple
squared, light olive green, best flavour of any purple I've tried
A, Pu, Pur, Le
Carter's Battleship
introduced by Carter's of Raynes Park, England
DT, USA

small, blue-green, smooth, round

Tall, slender, rounded leaves
Carter's Daisy
introduced by Carter's of Rayne's Park, England
DT, USA
large, pale green, wrinkled, flattish
2-3ft, large ruffled cabbagey leaves, grey bloom, long strong tendrils forming knots
off-white tinged cream/green, thick petals, paired on thick curved rubbery stalks
Carter's International
introduced by Carter's of Raynes Park, England
DT, USA
mid-green, well dimpled or slightly wrinkled, flat ends
Champion of England
bred by William Fairbeard, Kent, England, 1843
Heritage Seed Library, UK
mid-green, slightly wrinkled
6-7ft, slender
white, single
long, slender, straight with slight curve at tip, fibrous, green
8 per pod, green, good flavour
a, Le
Champion of England
(American strain)
bred by William Fairbeard, Kent, England, 1843
DT, USA
mid-green, slightly wrinkled, amorphous
Clarke's Beltony Blue
Picasa gallery
family heirloom, Co. Tyrone, Northern Ireland
Heritage Seed Library, UK
dark tan or brown, flat-sided, wrinkled
5ft, bright green, pink axils and pink flushed leaves, basal sideshoots, tendrils fine
maroon/pink, long stems, attractive markings, elegant, single, some pairs
mid-size, wide, round ends, well filled, leathery, fibrous, dark purple
7 or 8 per pod, squared, light green
A, Pu, Pur, Le
Corne de Bêlier
syn. Tall White Sugar
19th century, France
Association Kokopelli, France
smallish, smooth, round, golden tan, slight dimples
5ft, sturdy
creamy white, single
flat, sometimes buckled or crooked, fibreless, excellent flavour
small, green
a, Le
Daisy
CN 31236
introduced by Carter's of Raynes Park, England
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
large, pea green, flattish, somwhat wrinkled
Daisy
CN 31293
Picasa gallery
introduced by Carter's of Raynes Park, England
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
large, pea green, flattish, somewhat wrinkled
2-3ft, compact, large rounded ruffled leaves, fleshy, very thick strong tendrils
off-white, flushed cream, green tinge, paired on thick rubbery stems
large, leathery, slightly wonky, pointy ends, on very long stems, bright green with darker tips
a, le
Desirée
syn.
probably Dutch origin
BG, Wales
(from William Woys Weaver)
brown, dimpled
3-4ft, lush and vigorous, fleshy leaves
maroon/pink turning blue, short stems, veined, beautiful, paired
wide, thick, leathery, fibrous, dark purple
7 per pod, large, taste vile when fresh but great cooked, green
A, Pu, Pur
Double One
CN 31235
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
pale to mid green, flat ends, wrinkled
Duke of Albany
England, 1882
Heritage Seed Library, UK
largish, mid-green, well wrinkled
6ft, sturdy
white, single
large, straightish, well filled, puffy, fibrous, green
8 per pod, large, really excellent flavour
a, Le
Early Blue
CN 33541
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
pale to mid green, smooth, slight flattening on some
Early Frosty
PW, Holland
mid-size, cream or pale green, well wrinkled
Early Wales
DT, USA
cream to green, lightly wrinkled, amorphous
Eaton
CN 31661
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
mid-size, cream, some with green blush, some flat-sided, light wrinkle
English Wonder
England
DT, USA
largish, mid green, some flattening, very wrinkled
Ezethas Krombek Blauwschok
Holland
Organic Gardening Catalogue, UK
tan to brown, large, dimpled
6-7ft, sturdy, pink axils
maroon/pink, single or double
mid-size, straightish, fibrous, purple
8 per pod, better cooked than raw
A, Pu, Pur, Le
Fairbeard's Green
Picasa gallery
bred by William Fairbeard, Kent, England
DT, USA
smallish, strong bright green, lightly wrinkled, flat ended
4ft, straggly growth, slim elegant foliage totally green with no grey freckles
medium small, white, paired on long thick stems
a, Le
Fairbeard's Nonpareil
Picasa gallery
bred by William Fairbeard, Kent, England, 1840s
DT, USA
smallish, cream, flattish ends, wrinkled
tallish, small leaves
Filby
CN 31656
Picasa gallery
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
variable size, variably pale to bright green, smooth, round
1ft, totally mad tendrils, leafless, self-supporting, grey-green, many sideshoots
small, creamy-white, paired, bloom in rapid flush, not all of them set pods
variable size but always small, fattish, green, yield poor under organic culture
a, le
Finale Blue
CN 31648
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
smallish, pale quartzy blue-green, smooth, round
Fordham Favorite
Picasa gallery
DT, USA
variable from cream to mid green, smooth and round to very wrinkled
5-6ft, vigorous, plain bright green foliage, fine short tendrils, makes sideshoots
creamy when first open then snowy white, paired on very long stalks
medium size, rounded ends, start flat then turn leathery
8 per pod
a, Le
Fusco-Umbilicatum
DT, USA
green to tan, roundish, smooth or dimpled
Gastro Maple
CN 31658
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
variable size, some huge, tan, brown or green, strong brown mottling, very flat, broad bean-like
Gladstone
bred by Mr Holmes, England, 1890s
Heritage Seed Library, UK
mid-green, wrinkled
6ft, slender
white, single
mid-size, well filled, fibrous, green
8 per pod, excellent sweet flavour
a, Le
Glory of Devon
Veitch's, Devon, England
DT, USA
smallish, variable size, pale green, slightly wrinkled
Golden Sweet
India
Real Seed Catalogue, UK
variably green, grey and tan, heavily speckled purple, dimpled
5-6ft, robust, yellow stems with red blush, pink ringed axils, beautiful
maroon/pink, fading blue, cream calyx, don't fully open, single or paired
mostly flat, nearly fibreless, bright lemon yellow turning pale yellow-green
8 per pod, not great fresh but excellent cooked, light green
A, gp, Le
Gravedigger
heirloom, England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
very large, cream, ultra wrinkled, flattish
4-5ft, very vigorous, lush, sturdy
white, short curvy stems, paired
smallish, tight packed, fibrous, green
7 or 8 per pod, huge, ultra sweet and juicy, gorgeous flavour
a, Le
Greenfeast
CN 31237
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
light mid green or cream, moderate wrinkles, flattish ends
Greenfeast, W.R.
CN 31289
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
light mid green or cream, moderate wrinkles, some flat ends
Greenshaft
syn. Hurst's Greenshaft, Green Arrow
introduced by Hurst's, England
King's Seeds, UK
olive green, amorphous, very wrinkled
Groningse Blauwschokker
DT, USA
large, khaki green to tan, dimpled
Harold Idle
family heirloom, England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
largish, cream to pale green, wrinkled
Harrison Glory
DT, USA
very pale stone-like green, smooth, dimpled, very flat
Hugh's Huge
family heirloom, England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
large, pale to bright green blush, wrinkled
Hurst's Astrol
introduced by Hurst's, England
DT, USA
mid-green, dimpled to slightly wrinkled
Hurst's Beagle
introduced by Hurst's, England
DT, USA
smallish, cream to strong green, very wrinkled
Hurst's Surprise
introduced by Hurst's, England
DT, USA
mid-green to grey-green, smoothish, unusually flat sides
Irish Preans
crop research institution, Ireland
Heritage Seed Library, UK
huge, olive green or tan, flat, black hilum, matte, like small broad beans
10ft, vigorous, exceptionally late maturing, pink axils
maroon/pink, paired
small, fibreless, green, good flavour
4-6 per pod, flavour nice but not special
A, Le, Pl
Kelvedon Champion
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
tiny, strong green, dimpled
Kelvedon Hurricane
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
variable size, grey to mid green, lightly wrinkled, amorphous
Kelvedon Monarch
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
various sizes and shades of green, very wrinkled
Kelvedon Spitfire
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
very large, grey-green, lightly wrinkled
Kelvedon Standby
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
cream, wrinkled
Kelvedon Triumph
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
strong bright green,wrinkled, flattish
Kelvedon Viscount
probably from Essex, England
DT, USA
dark green, smooth with light dimpling, amorphous
Kelvedon Wonder
(British strain)
Essex, England, c.1925
King's Seeds, Kelvedon, UK
olive green, flattish or flat-ended, very wrinkled
Kelvedon Wonder
(American strain)
originally from Essex, England, c.1925
DT, USA
mid-green, flattish or flat-ended, very wrinkled
Kenblue
CN 33550
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
mid green, sometimes tan or brown, flattish, wrinkled
Kennemer Blauwschokker
probably from Holland
DT, USA
huge, olive green to russet, flat or flat ended
Kent Blue
Picasa gallery
Sevenoaks area, Kent, England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
small, round, heavily speckled purple-blue
3ft, weak growth, small leaves
small, veined, maroon/pink quickly turning sky blue/midnight blue, paired, veined
scimitar-shaped, flat, very knobbly, buckle and twist, peas visible inside, fibreless, green, nice taste
small, green
A
Kentish Invicta
Picasa gallery
probably from Kent, England
DT, USA
mid green, round, smooth, hint of dimpling
2-3ft, early, delicate foliage bright green, roundish leaves
white, elegant, abundant
DT, USA
large, dark tan, matte, flattish, dimpled
King Tut, Strack
CN 31248
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
large, dark tan or olive green, matte, flattish, dimpled
King Tut ?
G 12111
DT, USA
very large, dark tan, matte, flattish, dimpled
Knight's Dwarf White
Picasa gallery
DT, USA
large, cream to pale olive green, flattish, wrinkled
2-3ft, early, chunky, cabbagey leaves
large, white, paired
large, green
le
Knight's Franco British
DT, USA
large, cream to pale olive green, flattish, wrinkled
Lancashire Lad
Picasa gallery
England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
largish, olive green with tan blush, dimpled, flattish ends
6-7ft, vigorous, chunky, greyish green leaves, pink axils, red on leaf edges, attractive
beautiful, maroon/pink, paired, very abundant
long, straight, fibrous, purple, green shows through at maturity
largish, pale green, mealy and bitter when fresh, perfect for mushy peas or soup
A, Pu, Pur, Le
field pea from Latvia (peleks zirnis)
SH, UK (Heritage Seed Library)
pale tan with strong brown mottling, round with slight dimpling
Laxton's Omega
Picasa gallery
Laxton's, England
DT, USA
pale blue-green, smooth and round or slightly wrinkled
Liliput
DT, USA
smallish, mid-green, roundish, trace of dimpling
London Wonder
Picasa gallery
DT, USA
large, pale green, flattish, somewhat wrinkled
1-2ft, very cabbagey and compact, ruffled and brassica-like, short wiry tendrils curl decoratively
off-white, tinged green, rounded standard petal, single on very short fat tough stems, large calyx
chunky, leathery, thick, lumpy, pointed ends, chalky bloom rubs off on fingers, green
Lord Leicester
DT, USA
pale green, wrinkled
Magnum Bonum
England, c.1860
Heritage Seed Library, UK
large, mid green, very wrinkled
7-8ft, very vigorous, elegant
large, pure white, single, some pairs
large, straightish, puffy, fibrous, green
huge, bright green, exquisite sweet flavour
a, Le
Marx 375
DT, USA
olive green, dimpled, flat ends
Pu, Pur
Marx 414
DT, USA
large, grey or tan, purple speckles, dimpled or wrinkled
gp
Marx 590
DT, USA
dark olive green, dimpled, flat ends
Pu, Pur
May Queen
Picasa gallery
listed in 19th century books
DT, USA
very large, cream to mid green, flattish, wrinkled
3-4ft, very early
Melton
CN 31659
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
olive green, very wrinkled
Meteor
pre-1937
Unwin's, UK
light green, roundish, lightly dimpled
1ft, ultra compact
le
Minerva Maple
CN 31657
Picasa gallery
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
light to bright green with heavy brown mottling, smooth, roundish, slight dimpling
tall, serrated leaves, pink axils, red-edged leaves
A, Le
Mr Bethell's Purple Podded
family heirloom, northern England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
variably green, tan or brown
5-6ft, slender, olive-green tinge to leaves
smallish, maroon/pink, sometimes borne upside down, single
medium-small, fibrous, purple
olive green, starchy when raw
A, Pu, Pur, Le
Mummy White
(Pisum sativum var. umbellatum)
Picasa gallery
claimed (falsely) to be from ancient Egyptian tomb
DT, USA
pale cream, smooth, matte, lightly dimpled
5-6ft, normal at first then fasciated and striated stems, thick and wide at top, leaf fronds at right angles, tangly tendrils
small, snow white, tight bud clusters give way to two stalks per node with two, even three, flowers on each
small, green, very abundant
Le, fa, fa2, fas
DT, USA
very small, bright green with heavy brown mottling, smooth, hint of dimpling
5ft, thin spindly stems, small dark green leaves, pink axils, very fine tendrils but they grip well
small, pale pink and maroon, paired
small, slim, blunt, straight, flat with peas showing through, some purple blushed in polka dot effect
A, Le
Ne Plus Ultra
1847
W. Robinson & Son, Lancs, UK
large, blue-green, smooth, dimpled
6-7ft, sturdy
white, single
long, straightish, puffy, fibrous, green
bright green, excellent flavour just before maturity but can turn starchy
a, Le
Nigro-Umbilicatum
Picasa gallery
DT, USA
smallish, olive green, matte, dimpled, unusual black hilum
6ft, vigorous, dark green foliage, pink axils, tendrils long but brittle
medium-size from small buds, light mauve/maroon, paired, attract bees!
smallish, long and slender, thin and flat, green
Pl
Opal Creek
bred by Alan Kapuler, Oregon, USA
GJB, UK (Alan Kapuler)
small, pale green or cream, bullet-shaped, very wrinkled
7ft, very slender
white, single, sometimes paired
slim, satin smooth, snap type, fibreless, fine sweet flavour, pale golden yellow
light green
a, gp, Le
Oregon Trail
bred by Jim Baggett, Oregon State University
Heirloom Acres Seeds, USA
pale to mid green, very wrinkled
1-2ft, compact
white
small, fibrous, green
green, excellent rich flavour
a, le
Ormskirk Perfection
DT, USA
very large, very pale olive green, flattish, wrinkled
Oro Negro de Rama
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
olive green with darker blush, grey hilum, smooth, roundish, some dimpling
Parsley Pea
Picasa gallery
FvK, Belgium
bright frosted green, round, smooth
produces leaflets instead of tendrils
Partridge
DT, USA
small, olive green or tan with brown mottling, dimpled
Perfected England
DT, USA
large, golden yellow-cream, very wrinkled
Perfected Wales
DT, USA
large, dark cream, very wrinkled
Prussian Blue
listed in very old catalogues
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
blue-green, smooth, round, trace of dimpling
Purple Podded
one of many sold under this generic cultivar name
W. Robinson & Son, Lancs, UK
large, brown or tan, well dimpled
A, Pu, Pur, Le
Robinson
Scotland
Irish Seed Saver Association, Ireland
pale to mid green, flattish or flat-ended, very wrinkled
Rococo
generic purple podder
undisclosed
tiny, dark olive to dark tan, flat-ended, dimpled
5ft, weakish
small, maroon/pale pink
small, fibrous, purple
(not tasted)
A, Pu, Pur, Le
Salmon Flowered
(Pisum sativum var. umbellatum)
family heirloom, England
Heritage Seed Library, UK
variable size, tan, some with rosy pink blush, roundish, smoothish, some dimpling
5ft, fasciated stems, branches at 90°, flowers at top, very top-heavy
striking pale pink and salmon pink, paired, in big clusters at top of plant, all open at once
small, tight, clustered, borne upright, fibrous, green turning rose pink when dry
small, green, pleasantly sweet
A, fa, fas
Saner's Kelvedon Super
DT, USA
smallish, mid-green, lightly wrinkled
Sharpe's Miracle
introduced by Sharpe's of Sleaford, England
DT, USA
large, cream to mid green, wrinkled, amorphous
Shropshire Hero
Picasa gallery
DT, USA
small and variable in size, very pale olive green, smooth, round
tall
Le
Spring Blush
bred by Alan Kapuler, Oregon, USA
GJB, UK (Alan Kapuler)
bright olive green with tan blush, flat-ended
stems flushed strong dusky pink, dark green leaves infused with red
Sugar Ann
Thompson & Morgan, UK
pale green, stumpy, flat-ends, bullet-shaped, wrinkled
Sugar Magnolia
bred by Alan Kapuler, Oregon, USA
GJB, UK (Alan Kapuler)
large, bright green, olive or tan, variably dimpled
Sugar Snap
King's Seeds, UK
light to mid green, amorphous or flat-ended, very wrinkled
Sutton's Delicacy
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
large, light to mid green, wrinkled, flattish
Sutton's Earliest Blue
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
smallish, blue-green, round with hint of dimpling
Sutton's Early Giant
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
large, cream with bright green flush, wrinkled, flattish
Sutton's Harbinger
introduced by Sutton's, England, 1898
DT, USA
cream to bright green, wrinkled
Sutton's Hundredfold
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
cream to strong green, lightly wrinkled, flattish
Sutton's Pioneer
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
frosted pale green, very wrinkled
Sutton's Show Perfection
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
strong bright green, wrinkled
Sutton's Superpea
"The VC"
introduced by Sutton's, England
DT, USA
largish, cream or green, wrinkled
Taiwan Sugar
PW, Holland
chestnut brown, roundish, lightly dimpled
1-2ft, compact
small, very pale shell pink
A, le
Telefono
possibly an Italian variant of Alderman
Franchi Sementi, Italy
large, cream or pale green, amorphous, very wrinkled
Thomas Laxton
Laxton's, England
Irish Seed Savers Association, Ireland
mid green, amorphous, wrinkled
Triple Grown
CN 45760
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
light green, flattish, wrinkled
Tutankhamun
possibly from Lord Caernarvon's garden but NOT ancient Egyptian as claimed
Heritage Seed Library, UK
large, pale cream, flattish, very wrinkled
Umbellata
(Pisum sativum var. umbellatum)
DT, USA
largish, greenish tan, matte, flattish, slightly wrinkled, faint purple speckles
fa, fa2, fas
unidentified
from Republic of Ireland
small, beige, round, smooth
Union Jack
DT, USA
large, grey-green, very wrinkled
Veitch's Perfection
Picasa gallery
Veitch's, Devon, England
DT, USA
cream to pale olive green, smooth, roundish, hint of dimpling
5-6ft, vigorous, weak sideshoots, huge dark leaves, dainty yellowy tendrils
snowy white on short thick stems, paired
long, large, very abundant, pointed ends, translucent, gently curved, green
10 or 11 per pod
Le
Vroegste Gele Krombek
DT, USA
dark cream, roundish, smooth
Waverex
bred in Germany
King's Seeds, UK
tiny, mid green, flat-sided, ultra wrinkled
Webb's Stourbridge Marrow
Picasa gallery
Webb's of Stourbridge, England
DT, USA
large, mid green, flattish, wrinkled
Wensom
CN 31660
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
cream, sometimes flushed green, amorphous, wrinkly
William Hurst
Hurst's, England
DT, USA
large, pale to mid green, flattish, very wrinkled
William Masey
Line 1
DT, USA
strong bright green, very wrinkled, some flat ends
Witham Wonder
DT, USA
light green, amorphous,very wrinkled

Yorkshire Hero
03077

DT, USA
very large, light bright green, wrinkled, flattish
Zeiner's Gold
CN 29537
ML, Canada (Plant Gene Resources of Canada)
golden beige, smooth, round
 
 
 
   
 
Pea breeding lines
Those that have been assigned their own variety name are given in blue. Project codes are given in green.
CROSS
GENERATION
YEAR
SEEDS
PLANT/LEAF
FLOWERS
PODS
PEAS
GENOTYPE*
Alderman x Carruthers' Purple Podded
ACPP
F1
2007
huge, cream to pale green, wrinkled
Alderman x Champion of England
F1
2006
huge, cream to pale green, wrinkled
Alderman x Kent Blue
F1
2007
huge, mid-green only mildly wrinkled
Alderman x Kent Blue
F2
2007
very small, olive green to brown, dimpled, some wrinkled
nondescript,
remarkably little
segregation
Alderman x Mr Bethell's Purple Podded
AMBP
F1
2006
huge, cream to pale green, wrinkled
Alderman x (Mr Bethell's Purple Podded x Alderman)
backcross
2007
variable size, cream to green, very wrinkled
Alderman x Salmon Flowered
F1
2007
huge, mid-green, only mildly wrinkled
tall, slow maturing
maroon/pink, totally unlike parents
green, failed to set
failed to set
Golden Sweet x Carruthers' Purple Podded
GSC
F1
2007
green, tan, brown, purple speckles, dimpled
tall, vigorous
maroon/pink
sploshed purple
small
AA, puPu, purPur, gpGp
Golden Sweet x Carruthers' Purple Podded
GSC
F2
2007
small, dimpled, variation in colour
segregating for height
maroon/pink
segregating for colour - green, purple, yellow, or deep red
segregating for many traits
AA, puPu, purPur, gpGp
Golden Sweet x Carruthers' Purple Podded
GSC
F3
2008
variably tan or green, some speckles, dimpled or round
Golden Sweet x Desirée
GSD
F1
2007
green, tan, brown, purple speckles, dimpled
tall, vigorous
maroon/pink
sploshed purple
small
AA, puPu, purPur, gpGp
Golden Sweet x Desirée
GSD
F2
2007
small, dimpled, variation in colour
segregating for height (mostly tall)
maroon/pink
segregating for colour - green, purple, yellow, some reds
segregating for many traits
AA, puPu, purPur, gpGp
Golden Sweet x Desirée
GSD
F3
2008
variably tan or green, some speckles, dimpled or round
Golden Sweet x Kent Blue
F1
2007
green, tan, brown, purple speckles, dimpled
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
YSS
yellow sugarsnap
F1
2007
green, tan, brown, purple speckles, dimpled
mega vigorous
maroon/pink
green, inedible
smallish
Aa, Dd, gpGp, Nn
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
YSS
yellow sugarsnap
F2
2007
variable for colour, shape and size
segregating for height (mostly tall)
segregating for colour (mostly maroon/pink, some white, a few bicolour)
segregating for green/yellow and for edibility (fibrous, snap or mangetout)
huge segregation, including deep rainbow colours
Aa, Dd, gpGp, Nn
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
YSS
yellow sugarsnap
F3
2008
immense variation
   
Luna Trick
YSS25
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
Picasa gallery
F3
2008
medium small, very wrinkled, cream or green
mostly tall, but segregating for height
white with creamy white calyx, pale yellow curvy stems
pale yellow, succulent, totally fibreless, supersweet
medium size, sweet flavour, abundant
aa, dd, gpgp, leLe, Nn
Magnum Bonum x Carruthers' Purple Podded
MGCP
F1
2007
huge, green, very wrinkled
surprisingly variable
maroon/pink
mostly purple
all large
aA, puPu, purPur
Magnum Bonum x Carruthers' Purple Podded
MGCP
F2
2008
huge, tan, green, brown, wrinkled
Mr Bethell's Purple Podded x Alderman
MBPA
F1
2006
olive green or tan
tall, vigorous
maroon/pink
mostly marbled purple-green, pointy ends, lovely
large
Aa, Dd, Pupu, Purpur
Mr Bethell's Purple Podded x Alderman
MBPA
F2
2007
variably green or tan
all tall
mostly maroon/pink, some white
segregating for green, purple and mixed purple-green
all huge, segregating for wrinkliness and flavour
Aa, Dd, Pupu, Purpur
Mr Bethell's Purple Podded x Alderman
MBPA
F3
2008
all huge, segregating for colour and wrinkliness
Mr Bethell's Purple Podded x Champion of England
F1
2006
large, green or brown
Ne Plus Ultra x Kent Blue
F1
2007
large, light green, smooth, round
Parsley bush pea - snap and snow
(from Alan Kapuler)
2008
bright green to dark olive, flat ends
Roma Original
GSC15 (red)
Golden Sweet x Carruthers' Purple Podded
F3
2008
light brown, matte, faint purple speckles, flat ends
all tall, yellow tipped, some have strong red blushes
maroon/pink
deep crimson, some yellows
LeLe, Aa, gpgp
YSS10 (bicolour)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
bright green with blue speckles, dimpled
YSS11 (bicolour)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
green with mauve blush, speckled, dimpled, flat ends
segegating for height and colour
leLe, aA
YSS12 (bicolour)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
green with heavy blue speckles, dimpled, amorphous
YSS14 (bicolour)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
hugely variable, inc. tan, green, bi or fully purple, heavy speckles, smooth or dimpled
segregating for height
leLe
YSS37 (rainbow)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
green with pink and purple sploshes, heavy speckles, very sweet (wrinkled)
segregating for colour
aA
YSS53 (bicolour)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
large, green or tan with speckles, wrinkled
YSS58 (bicolour)
Golden Sweet x Sugar Ann
F3
2008
green with mauve blush, speckled, barrel shaped, wrinkled, flat ends
segegating for height and colour
leLe, aA
 
       
   

Principle genes in peas
A = anthocyanin - enables the plant to produce purple/red/blue pigment
b = pink flowers
Bt = blunt tipped pods
ce = rose-pink flowers
D = axillary pigmentation - the pink splodge at the base of the leaf
fa = fasciation gene1 - broad stem common to unbellatum types
fa2 = fasciation gene2 - broad stem common to unbellatum types
fas = fasciation gene3 - broad stem common to umbellatum types
gp = golden pods - common to yellow-podded varieties
I = yellow cotyledons in the seed (the recessive makes green)
lt = wider pods
n = thick pod wall - common to sugarsnap types
p = one of two genes for edible (low fibre) pods
Pl = black hilum
Pu = purple pods gene1
Pur = purple pods gene2
R = round seeds (the recessive type gives wrinkled seeds)
v = one of two genes for edible (low fibre) pods

For a more comprehensive look at pea genetics I recommend the JIC's searchable PGene database.

 
       
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