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Austrian Winter Peas Seed

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Austrian Winter Pea Seeds

Austrian winter peas are a cool-season annual legume that can produce a great food plot on their own or as an addition to a seed mixture planted in the fall to attract deer. Easy to grow and quick to germinate, winter peas are closely related to garden peas and have the same nitrogen-fixing abilities than can help you save money on your fertilizer bill.

Austrian winter peas form vine-like growth that can reach lengths of 3 to 5 feet when planted in fertile soil. This cool-season annual is highly attractive to white-tailed deer, as well as other wildlife, so it can sometimes be quickly mowed down if planted alone in small plots. Winter peas are highly nutritious and extremely digestible to deer. They carry a protein level between 20 and 30 percent. Both the seed, stem and leaves are browsed by deer. Foliage color is a pale green, and the plant produces pink blooms. Austrian winter peas have moderate drought tolerance but have good winter hardiness.

To establish a solid food plot of Austrian winter peas, broadcast at a rate of 50 to 75 lbs./acre in September through October.  Seeds can also be drilled at a rate of 30 to 50 lbs./acre. In northern climates, plant as early as late August or you can also plant in spring to grow winter peas as a summer annual.

After planting, seeds should be dragged in, lightly disked or preferably cultipacked to a depth of no more than 1 inch. If the seed you acquire is not pre-inoculated, be sure to inoculate the seed with the proper strain of rhizobium bacteria to aid in nitrogen fixation.

Austrian winter peas do best on loam or clay loam soils that are well-drained. Soil should also be tested and the pH adjusted to a range of 6.0 to 7.0. When planted as a stand-alone crop, winter peas do not require much nitrogen because, as legumes, they are able to fix their own nitrogen from the soil. For this reason, your soil test recommendations will likely call for less nitrogen than you expected, which means a lower fertilizer bill!

While Austrian winter peas can be planted in a pure stand for a quick and attractive bowhunting food plot, unless the area planted is quite large the crop might not survive heavy grazing and be productive later in fall. They are better able to withstand overbrowsing when planted in a blend with other annuals like cereal grains.

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    thomas noble T. N. thomas n.


    Did not receive Austrian winter peas as they were canceled Did recieve Rape and Turnips thanks

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    joe wood J. W. joe w.

    Austrian pea seed

    Seed arrived as described, and in a timely fashion. All in all, this was a good experience. Thanks seed world

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    Bennie Gaskins B. G. Bennie G.


    Shipping was great. Haven’t planted them yet.

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    Richard Beamer R. B. Richard B.

    The best

    Good service fast shipping

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    Darrel Schramski D. S. Darrel S.

    Austrian Winter Peas Seed

    I am beyond happy with the service, promptness and quality of the product. I can't wait for growth to make my food plot the best in the area.

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    Louis Tordonato L. T. Louis T.

    Missing 50% of my order.

    Only received one out of two. I contacted your office and was told the packages were separated and the second part of the order will arrive within a day or two. Still waiting and I need to get the seed in the ground very soon. Please track down my shipment or send me a new package.

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    Jacob Weatherholt J. W. Jacob W.

    Never grew

    Never grew

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    Robert M. R. M. Robert M.

    Easy ordering

    Shipped quick, waiting to see how they come in.

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    Kevin A. K. A. Kevin A.

    Great priced seeds

    Great priced seeds

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    Don Benner D. B. Don B.

    Great seed

    Excellent and 1 day earlier than expected

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    jim agent J. A. jim a.

    All good shipping high

    Austrian Winter Peas Seed

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    Kevin Anderson K. A. Kevin A.

    Great seeds at great prices

    Fast shipping and good quality seeds

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    Ira Boots I. B. Ira B.

    Winter peas

    Order was received promptly and all included. Many thanks

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Category: Winter Peas

Type: Legume Seed

Brand: Seed Ranch

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