Inheritance of four agronomic and matUrity characters namely plant height, leaf area, days. to 50 per cent flowering and node at which first flower appears were studied in crosses involving five varieties of garden and field pea using generations means analysis. Significant additive and dominance gene effects for all the traits were recorded. Duplicate type of epistatis was more prominent for plant height and leaf area, whereas complementary type of epistasis was recorded for the other two characters. The preponderance of non-additive gene effects for plant height and leaf area indicates that a poor gain under selection may be expected for these traits.