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Austrian Winter Pea
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Austrian Winter Pea (1/4 lb seeds) (GS101) $4.50
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Austrian Winter Pea

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Pisum arvense) Close relative of Garden or English peas, but this variety is grown as a cover crop. As hardy as Hairy Vetch and good as a nitrogen fixer, but more adapted to drier or alkaline soil. Matures a bit earlier in spring from a fall planting. Very attractive to deer. Can be sown in early spring in cooler climates

Austrian Winter Pea
Overall Rating:
Number of Reviews: 2
Easy to Grow 2.5
EarlyMaturity 2.0

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10 out of 10 people found the following review helpful:

Goldbar, WA
January 1, 2015
Probably my favorite pea
Easy to Grow 5.0
EarlyMaturity 4.0

What are the pros? compact, delicious tendrils

What are the cons? peas aren't tasty


I've grown this as a cover crop and nitrogen fixer for 3 years now, saving seed each year and in some cases just allowing it to reseed itself, which it's done freely. I appreciate this pea because it doesn't climb and strangle plants in the spring, so you can let it do it's thing until it dies back, getting seeds, pea mulch and the nitrogen it leaves behind. The young tendrils are fat and delicious as well, but don't bother eating the pods or the peas themselves. Since this isn't bred for that purpose, I don't count that against it, as it does the job it was bred to do fantastically. The flowers are also nice ornamentals, and it's a basically zero maintenance plant for me in zone 7b. Also great duck and chicken food.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? Yes

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1 out of 24 people found the following review helpful:

Tulsa, OK
May 4, 2014
Winter pea
Easy to Grow 0.0
EarlyMaturity 0.0

What are the pros? Grew through winter nitrogen g

What are the cons? No blooms for peas in early ma


I hope they produce peas and is not just a cover crop. The vines r beautiful and about 5" tall so far and not one bloom. Will wait for another few weeks and see if they produce.

Would you recommend this product to a friend? No

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