AUSTRIAN WINTER PEAS Pisum sativum subsp. arvense
Closely related to the garden pea. On fertile soils Austrian winter pea vines will reach a length of 5 feet or more. Provides a superior soil building crop and produces good growth through colder months. Annual that improves soil when turned under in spring. Austrian peas grow through the winter months when growing conditions are often unfavorable for other crops.
Type: Cool Season Annual Legume
Origin: Common variety from Europe
Adaptations: Well-drained loam or sandy loam soils of the Southeastern US
Uses: Primarily as a cover crop, provides high quality forage for livestock and deer.
Benefits: Adds nitrogen to soil and provides winter erosion control.
Nutrition: High quality, similar to White Clover.
• Rate: 30 to 40 lb./acre
• Time: September - October
• Method: Well-prepared, firm seed bed, alone or with a small grain. 1 inch deep.
• Grazing: Not suited to grazing because of livestock damage from trampling. Excellent for wild game food plots and as a plow down green manure crop.
For Winter Forage: Passerel Plus Annual Ryegrass, Jesup MaxQ, Durana clover, Patriot Clover, Wintergrazer 70 rye.
Austrian Winter Peas
Austrian Winter Peas Seed - 50 LBS. - Deer Food Plots- Livestock Pasture- Green Manure-Covercrop