A picture of a Tawny Pea

Tawny Pea

Pisum fulvum

Also known as

Wild Pea, Climbing Pea, Middle-Eastern Wild Climbing Pea

Full Sun
Easy care
Light watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

1.5m

Max

50cm

50cm

Min

10cm

1 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Pisum fulvum

Tawny Pea Overview

Pisum fulvum or Tawny Pea, is an annual species from the Pea family, Fabaceae. It produces attractive orange flowers and has a climbing habit, growing well with some support. These might be visible on the plant like you would expect, or they might be hidden under the soil! It was recently shown that this plant can produce different flowers based on the conditions its growing in. A pea is a most commonly green, occasionally golden yellow, or infrequently purple pod-shaped vegetable. Peas are easy to grow, and achieve a good yield in a small space but you're unlikely to be growing this one at home! It originates from the Middle East and is quite different from the classic Garden Pea, Pisum sativum.

Common problems with Tawny Pea

Tawny Pea Companion Plants

How to propagate Tawny Pea

Seed

Special features of Tawny Pea

Crop rotation

Peas are a legume and so enrich the soil with Nitrogen.

Attractive flowers

Attractive fruits

Other uses of Tawny Pea

Edible

The peas are edible.