Winter Peas

Crop Type Seeds/Lb Minimum Germination Temperature
cool season legume 4,000 41F

Winter peas, in comparison to spring peas, don’t have the spring vigor which don’t make for as good of grazing in a smaller timeframe. Winter peas are more cold tolerant which makes it desirable for producers wishing to have a late fall/winter grazing option. They are a legume, meaning they will fix nitrogen and since their residue breaks down faster the nitrogen is more readily available in comparison to other legumes.

Nitrogen scavenger Soil builder Prevent Erosion Weed Suppression Grazing Quick Growth Lasting Residue Make P and K Available Loosen Topsoil Suppress Disease Attract Beneficial Insects
2 3 4 4 4 4 2 2 4 3 4

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent