I have a lot of plants this year producing exserted stigmas on their flowers, which is not something I saw at all last year. The same plants will also produce normal flowers. It is only within the roveja population. None of the other peas I have are doing this. If there were more flowers doing this and pollinators out, it seems like a good way to allow for promiscuity, but unfortunately few insects visit them this time of year when more attractive flowers are blooming.
That’s a pity that the pollinators aren’t doing much yet, but it’s neat that they’re doing it!
That’s really interesting and exciting!
Does roveja cross with other types of peas?
They should be in Pisum sativum, or common pea family, and readily able to cross.