Austrian Winter Pea
Austrian Winter Pea

Austrian Winter Peas are a great option for a cold weather plot to attract wildlife, or to provide forage for your livestock. This legume has not done well in the “deep” South however it will thrive in Northern Alabama and further north.

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They are excellent forage for both wildlife and livestock. The roots provide some soil loosening, while capturing Nitrogen and providing 50 to 200 lbs. of it per acre to the soil.

Planting Guide

Austrian Winter Peas prefer well-drained, sandy. Ideal pH is between 5.8 and 6.8, with an ideal soil temperature of 50°F or above. The seed is best planted between September and November, at a depth between 1” and 2”. It will not require Nitrogen help, but Phosphorus and Potash will help based on a soil test. This is a vine that will grow up to three feet in height.


Here’s what you can expect when you plant Petcher Seeds’ Austria Winter Peas.

Scientific Name:

Pisum sativum

Seed Count:



Austrian Winter Peas can be planted from September through November.

Planting Rate:

50 – 70 LBs. / acre