Austrian Field Pea


60-70 Days. Pisum sativum subsp. arvense. Non-GMO. Heirloom. Open-Pollinated. Austrian field pea cover crop seeds grow a non-GMO restorative low-growing, vining legume known to convert over 200 lbs of nitrogen per acre per year back into soil. Heirloom Austrian Field Pea seeds are widely grown in the fall to replenish exhausted soils during the winter months, improving nitrogen content, soil tilth, and weed suppression for future crops. A non-GMO and old-world heirloom, Austrian field pea cover crop is one of the most diverse and beneficial companion crops for home gardeners. Wholesale seed packets and bulk sizes. ~90 seeds/oz.

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About Austrian Field Pea Cover Crop Garden Seeds

Austrian field pea is a cool-weather cover crop ideally suited for direct, full sun outdoor garden sowing as soon as soil can be worked after final frost date. For cover crop use, broadcast seeds directly 1-2" deep and 2-3" apart in Organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun, light shade in warm summer months for an overwinter kill. Pea cover crops seeds are traditionally soaked overnight in warm water to accelerate germination. Heirloom Austrian field pea seeds germinate in 7-14 days, thinning back to 4-6" apart in the garden once true leaves establish. If grown as a cover crop, allow heirloom field pea seeds to grow without thinning. Pisum sativum subsp. arvense is a hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases, but monitor regularly for slugs and powdery mildew.

A European heirloom native to Western Austria, the heirloom Austrian field pea is understood to be the most hearty and sustaining among open-pollinated pea plants. Non-GMO Austrian field pea is a trailing annual garden vegetable and cool-season cover crop known to have a stronger ability to provide weed control in the pea plant family. In North America, the heirloom Austrian field pea is widely cultivated in the cool, temperate Pacific Northwest.

Austrian Field Pea Benefits

Heirloom field pea is rich in protein-fortifying amino acids and carbohydrates and, even just a half cup serving, provides nearly 50% of daily recommended values of several essential vitamins. The field pea is widely accepted as one of the earliest domesticated crops, but mostly cultivated for livestock fodder only until 2,000 years ago. Today, non-GMO Austrian field pea is a commercially successful garden cultivar of pea grown for human consumption rather than cattle while also a choice cover crop to aid in replensihing nitrogen, soil tilth, erosion control, and repelling certain soil-borne pathogens. The open-pollinated Austrian field pea seed grows a popular protein substitute and can highlight both the flower garden and variety of culinary treats in the kitchen.

Wholesale Austrian Field Pea Cover Crop Seeds Per Package:

  • 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 17,840 Seeds
  • 25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 89,200 Seeds

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