Winter peas are a rapid, low growing annual legume used across the country as a nitrogen fixing cover crop and/or quickly decomposing green manure crop. The forage value of winter peas, along with their overall management are benefited when planted alongside a cereal grain.
- Dwarf growth habit with upright stance
- Improved winter hardiness over Austrian-type winter peas
- Uniquely white-flowered and tannin-free (increasing palatability)
- Strong nitrogen fixer and very high biomass potential
- Quick growth; good for weed suppression
- Plant 6-8 weeks before first frost to maximize growth and nitrogen production (bud stage or after)
- Hardy to USDA Zone 6 (-5 to -10°F)
- Spring peas planted in fall (as in SF 125) need 60-90 days to maximize growth
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