Seven-meter Pea Seed Arrives at BOKU’s Campus

The world’s largest inflatable pea underscored a cross-border partnership celebrating Gregor Mendel’s 200th anniversary.


Symposium participants gathering around Mendel's pea

One Large Pea

The largest pea (Pisum sativum) seed in the world had a stop in Vienna as part of a celebration of Gregor Mendel’s legacy to science, culture, and humanity. It was planted on the grounds of BOKU, the University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences. Scientific institutes in Austria and the Czech Republic collaborated to bring the seven-meter inflatable pea to Vienna.



BOKU hosted a public symposium in honour of Gregor Mendel, who laid the foundation of genetics. The event highlighted the relevance of genetics and genomic research in applied sciences. Speakers covered topics such as plant breeding, animal breeding and human medicinal genetics.

To learn more about this symposium and the massive seven-meter pea seed, please visit the Gregor Mendel Society of Vienna.


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