Our Peas are available in Treated or Untreated. If a variety is ONLY available treated, it will clearly state this in the description. The 'treatment' is either a fungicide, or systemic insecticide, and sometimes both. Seeds are susceptible to a variety of insects and diseases before they germinate and become established as plants. Most commonly, seeds are treated with a fungicide that prevents common seedling ailments such as 'damping off' and rot. Avoid planting untreated seeds in cold wet soils.