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

$38.00 * 50lb Bag

Organic Austrian Winter Peas
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter KillTotal N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)
Organic Austrian Winter Peas60-75NA25-503,900Aug-Sept1-2 inchYES70-150
30-3440-452-518,500April-May, Aug-Sept ¼ inchYES50-100
Organic Hairy Vetch (Northern Origin)25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchYES70-200
Organic Purple Bounty Hairy Vetch25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchNO70-200
125-175NA50-752,000March-May, Aug-Sept2-3 inchYES70-150
Organic Mammoth Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inchNO70-150
Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover8-12152-5259,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inchNO100-200
Organic Faba Beans100-150NA25-501,400March-April, Aug- Mid-Sept1-3 inchYES50-140
Organic Crimson Clover12-2025-302-5150,000June-Sept¼ - ½ inchYES55-130
Organic Blackeyed Cowpeas50-75NA25-352,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYES150


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.

Additional information

Weight 51 lbs
Purchase Options

Per Pound, 50lb Bag