Austrian Winter Peas (Field Peas)

Field Pea Seeds


Seed Specs

  • Average seed per pound: 1800
  • Emergence time: 9 days
  • Minimum soil temperature for germination: 41 degrees Fahrenheit


  • Drill: 50 – 80 pounds per acre
  • Broadcast with light incorporation: 55 – 88 pounds per acre
  • Aerial or surface seeding: 60 – 96 pounds per acre

Cover Crop Information

Austrian winter peas are a good nitrogen producing crop that uses minimal amounts of water. This cover crop is often used when forage is desired for livestock. When mixed with barley, oats, triticale, or wheat, it provides excellent forage.

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