Marrowfat peas are a spring sown field pea (pisum sativum) that are generally sown in February – April and harvested in August.
These peas are not only consumed in the UK but also around the world in a range of different recipes and products, in fact they are seen as a delicacy in some parts of the world.
A few examples Marrowfat products are:
- Canned for mushy peas
- Fried and roasted to produce a snack food, wasabi peas
- Extruded for snack food
- Soaked and cooked for processed peas
- An ingredient for soups
- Cooked and frozen
- Mushy pea fritters
- Quick soak marrowfat peas
Dunns contract grow Marrowfat peas with long term professional farmers within the UK, many are grown on buyback contracts where Dunns supply the seed and buy back the resultant crop. We feel this provides fantastic traceability and ensures quality of stock as the crop source is known.
Dunns have a fantastic relationship with their growers; some have grown for Dunns for 3 generations.