Austrian Winter Peas Food Plot Seed Description
The Austrian winter pea food plot seed is a great companion plant to additional food plot seeeds (clover for example). It is a fall-seed annual legume that is best platned in a cool-season. Often considered the “ice cream” plant for deer, ruffed grouse, turkey, and other wildlife. They are high quality forage and high in protein (25-30%)
Austrian winter pea (Pisum sativum subsp. arvense) is often called a “black pea” or “field pea”. It is low growing, but depending on the soil and management, they can raech 2-4 ft tall. It is best suited for light loamy soils and a pH level above 6.0. Since they are a lgume, they produce their own nitrogen, making nitrogen fertilizer not necessary.
When To Plant Austrian Winter Peas
The Austrian winter pea food plot seed is best planted in the fall, is very cold tolerant, and stay green late into the season. In the Southern USA, it is recommended to be planted in September or October. In the Northern USA, it should be planted in August (or April for a sping/summer planting). They were developed specifically for colder climates and are very frost resistant.
How To Plant Austrian Winter Peas Food Plot
The Austrian winter pea is a deer favorite, which makes them vulnerable to early grazing. Therefore, they are best planted with other annuals rather than on their own. We recommend planting them with our Autumn Quick Plot blend.
Austrian Winter Peas Food Plot Seeding Rate
The recommended seeding rate is 30-40 lbs per acre, covering 1/2 inch. Therefore, this 8.5 lb bag is suitable for roughly 1/4 acre. It is recommended to fertilize with 300-400 lbs of 0-20-20.
Size: 8.5 lbs
Austrian Winter Peas Seeding Rate: 30-40 lbs per acre