Caley pea

Species: Caley pea, (Lathrus hirsutus L.)
Cultivars:
Origin: Mediterranean region
Use: Grazing, pasture
Description:
General:

Life Span:

2-3 feet tall; flowers red or blue; vine, tendrils. Leaves glabrous (no hairs); stem with wings (bracts) or leaflike part below flower.
Annual
Adaptation:
Climate:
pH:
Soil:
Prefers moist soils
5.5-8.0
Loam, clay-loam
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
50 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25-0.5 inch

March-May
2000-4000 lbs/A

Notes:
  • Low bloat potential
  • High percentage of hard seed (good reseeder)
  • Avoid grazing seedpods due to toxicity inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to peas (Type C)

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