Peas - Main Crop


Here, at Church of Bures, we are actively involved in the production of over 15 different varieties of peas each year. We offer growing contracts for pea seed, which have proven to be a lucrative break crop.

We are the UK agents for Pure Line Seeds Inc., USA. Pure Line are specialist plant breeders who have been producing world class vining peas for over 70 years.

As the owners and maintainers of several different varieties, quality is second to none. We have been growing all these varieties for many years and to this day are still high in demand.

Picking Peas


A maincrop variety with dark green blunt ended pods. Heavy yielder. Height 30″/75 cm.

Early Onward

This variety is similar in characteristics to Onward although the pods and foliage are a darker green. A heavy yielder which matures 7 – 10 days earlier than Onward. Height 20″/50 cm.


Good yielding maincrop variety with long, curved, pointed pods. Height 28″/70 cm.

Kelvedon Wonder

First early with dark green medium-sized pods. Strong popular variety which is robust and ideal for market growers. Height 18″/45 cm.

Onward Peas


One of the most popular varieties in use today. It boasts a robust habit and produces a heavy crop year after year. Ideal for market growers. Height 24″/60 cm.

Oregon Sugar Pod

Edible podded variety with tender pods which should be eaten when young.
Height 40″/1.1 m.

Maple Peas


A Church of Bures variety. Purple flowered brown skinned pea which produces high yields, is early to mature with seed of good shape and colour. It is still the preferred variety for feeding to pigeons which makes it a valuable commodity. It is also ideal in various green forage and silage mixtures. Its popularity has increased steadily over recent years due to its value to organic farmers as green manure or as a deep-rooting full-foliage legume.


This semi-leafless maple pea yields higher and is easier to harvest than existing varieties. Swift is an established variety for the pigeon trade.

Vining Peas



A proven early variety used both in the fresh market and for early freezing. Large seeded, full foliage, first early.



Excellent double podding early variety combining good yield and quality with excellent pea to vine ratio. Thrives on lighter soils.


A high yielding, triple pod, full foliage variety that has good powdery mildew resistance. Early maincrop.


A semi leafless early maincrop variety, with good field resistance and root rot tolerance.  A good yielder.


Late Season variety which can also be used for the fresh picking market. 9-11 peas per pod.  Strong tolerance to downy mildew.


A maincrop variety. Exceptional yields and quality. Produces consistent uniform sample. Double pointed pods, with 10 – 11 seeds per pod.


A very high yielding semi-leafless variety that produces 10 – 11 peas per pod. It stands well and the quality and colour are both good. Style has yielded over seven tonnes per hectare for canning. Prefers heavier highly fertile soils.

Pea Seed Treatment

Start-Up Maxx

This treatment is to promote rapid establishment and early root development. Consisting of a combination of soluble nutrients and bio-active compounds.