Peas originated in Europe and would have been harvested dry and cooked as soup or porridge. They were non sweet peas such as those listed here. Also, peas would have originally all been tall plants and so most of these are fairly tall varieties except for Raisin Capucijners.
Raisin Capucijners are Dutch dwarf peas yielding large brownish seeds which you can cook as you would dry beans.Peas / Dry Peas
Capucijner Blauwschokkers has tall plants with purple/pink flowers and mostly purple pods. Mostly used as a dry pea but apparently also good fresh.
OUT OF STOCK FOR 2018Peas / Dry Peas
St. Hubert soup peas were brought to Quebec by French settlers, and to Saskatchewan by people from Quebec.Peas / Dry Peas
Zeiner’s Gold is a tall plant producing good quantities of round bright yellow soup peas.Peas / Dry Peas