Growing Dundale Pea Cover Crop Garden Seeds
- Latin Name: Pisum sativum subsp. arvense
- Common Names: Dun Pea, Field Pea, Common Pea
- Dundale Hardiness Zones: 2-10, Annual
- Days to Maturity: 60-70 days
- Dundale Seeding Rate: 4 lb per sq. ft
- Seed Planting Depth: Broadcast directly and tamp 1" into soil
- Growth Habit: Dundale pea seeds quickly mature into a vining 24-48" tall classic field pea
- Dundale Soil Preference: Replenishes nitrogen into the soil, roots loosen soil to improve tilth, drainage, and weeds
- Grow Temp Preference: 55-65° F
- Garden Light Preference: Full sun
- Pests/Diseases/Troubleshooting: Non-GMO Pisum sativum subsp. arvense is a hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases, but monitor regularly for slugs and powdery mildew.
- Color: Classic light green field pea that produces white blooms with hints of purple and red
- Dundale Mow: When growing as a cover crop, mow down field pea and till back into soil a month before sowing a new spring crop.
About Dundale Pea Cover Crop Garden Seeds
Dundale field pea is a cool-weather cover crop ideally suited for direct outdoor broadcasting as soon as soil can be worked after final frost date. For more traditional sowing, plant 2-3 Dundale pea seeds 1-2” deep and 2-3” apart in organically rich, well-drained garden soil in full sun, light shade in warm summer months. Pea cover crops seeds are traditionally soaked overnight in warm water to accelerate germination. Heirloom Dundale pea seeds germinate in 7-14 days, thinning back to 4-6” apart in the garden once true leaves establish. Pisum sativum subsp. arvense is a hardy cover crop with no serious pests or diseases, but monitor regularly for slugs and powdery mildew.
Non-GMO Dundale pea is a European heirloom native to Western Austria, where it is still popularly cultivated, and the most hearty and sustaining among open-pollinated pea plants. Dundale 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 Dun pea is widely cultivated in the cool, temperate Pacific Northwest. Differentiated by its seed pod, color, and size, Dun pea garden seeds wear a greenish brown with yellow cotyledons and are popularly dimpled.
Dundale Pea Benefits
Heirloom Dundale 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, Dundale is a commercially successful garden cultivar of pea grown for human consumption rather than cattle while also a choice cover crop to aid in replenishing nitrogen, soil tilth, erosion control, and repelling certain soil-borne pathogens. The open-pollinated Dundale pea seed grows a popular protein substitute and can highlight both the flower garden and variety of culinary treats in the kitchen.
Wholesale Dundale Pea Cover Crop Seeds Per Package:
- 18 g - Wholesale - Approximately 80 Seeds
- 1 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 2,000 Seeds
- 5 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 10,000 Seeds
- 25 lb - Bulk Seeds - Approximately 50,000 Seeds
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