Austrian Winter Pea, Legumes

Winter Cover Crops

Austrian Winter Pea, Legumes

Winter Cover Crops

The Austrian Winter Pea, sometimes called black pea or field pea, is a great cool season legume for cover crops, wildlife and winter grazing! This cool-season, annual legume has good, nitrogen-fixing capabilities. The Austrian Winter Pea is a low-growing, viny legume which has been shown to fix over 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre per year. It has hollow, slender and succulent stems, 2 to 4 feet long. The foliage is pale green, and the flowers are colored, usually purple, pink or reddish. Uses: Chicken forage, deer attractant, forage, green manure, nitrogen fixation, no till, organic matter (biomass), weed suppression
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Product Details

Sub Type

Field Peas

Botanical Name

Pisum sativum

Seed Type

Seed

Seeds Per Gram

7

Seeds Per Pound

3,100

Best Time To Sow

March-April, September-October

Broadcast Rate Per Acre

120 lbs.

Seeds Per Ounce

194

Breed

Open-pollinated

Life Cycle

Annual

Categories

Cover Crop

Days To Maturity (# Days)

50-70

Weight

1

Depth

1

Height

9

Width

6

Growing Instructions

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