Winter Peas

Crop TypeCool Season Legume
Seeds / Lb4,000
Minimum Germination Temperature41F

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 Scavenger2
Soil Builder3
Prevent Erosion4
Weed Suppression4
Quick Growth4
Lasting Residue2
Make P and K Available2
Loosen Topsoil4
Suppress Disease3
Attract Beneficial Insects4

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent