Organic Austrian Winter Peas

  • Viney, fall-seeded, winter annual legume excellent for use as cover crop or forage crop
  • Can produce up to 1-2 tons dry matter/acre and fix 90-150 lbs. N/acre
  • High quality forage with a protein content of 14% to 20%
  • Not reliably winter hardy in MN/WI/SD, plant early in the season with a nurse crop to ensure best chance of survival
  • Requires inoculant for proper nodulation for nitrogen fixation

$54.00 * 50lb Bag



Viney, cool-season annual legume. Pea residue breaks down quickly.

Best Use:

Excellent forage quality for livestock, silage, or cover crop/plow down. Can produce up to 2-4 tons DM/acre.


Prefers cool weather and well-drained soils. Does not tolerate acidic soils. Inoculate before planting. Can withstand colder autumn temperatures than field peas.


Not reliably winter hardy in Upper Midwest.

Planting Date:

March – April or Aug – Sept. If spring seeding, seed as early as possible.


50-100 lbs/acre drilled. 1-2” deep.