Austrian Winter Pea

Species: Austrian Winter Pea (Pisum sativum L.)
Cultivars: Granger, Fenn, Melrose
Origin: Mediterranean Region
Use: Hay, green manure crop
Description:
General:
Life Span:
2-4 feet tall, vine (tendrils)
Annual
Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Season of Use:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
6.0-7.5
Loam, clay loam, not tolerant to salinity.
March-October
20+ inches.
High cold tolerance.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Production:
30-35 lb/A
September-October
0.5-1.0 inch
$15-20/A
3000-4000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Low bloat potential.
  • Low percentage of hard seed.
  • Lacks grazing tolerance.
  • Easy to establish.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to peas (Type C).

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