Winter Peas

Winter annual with purple flowers. Plants resemble garden pea.

Austrian Winter Peas (Annual)
 

 
         
  Uses: Forage or cover crop

Weight per bushel: 60lbs.

Seeds per pound: 5,000

Germinating time: 8 days

Fertilizer: Zero N. Apply 60-80lbs. P205 and 60-90lbs. K20 on medium testing soils. Adjust rates based on soil test levels.

pH Range: 6.0-6.5

Soil Adaptation: Well drained soils.

Inoculation: Cross inoculates with garden peas, vetch, and Canadian field peas.

Planting: Fall, September 15 - October 15; Spring, March 1 - April 15 in 6" - 8" rows or solid seeded at 20-30lbs. with small grains; 30-40lbs. alone.

Harvesting (hay): When barley or other small grain is in soft dough for silage or in full bloom for hay. Difficult to cure for hay.

Harvesting (seed): When pods begin to turn brown.

Approxiate harvest dates: Hay, May 1 - June 1

Approximate Yield: Hay, 1 1/2 - 2 tons; Silage, 6-9 tons; Seed, 300-500lbs. per acre.
 
         
         
       
  Austrian Winter Peas (Annual)
Winter annual with purple flowers. Plants resemble garden pea.
 
         
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