Austrian winter peas will make a
great food plot or addition to a mixture planted in the
fall to attract deer. Highly favored by whitetails,
these fast growing peas will attract deer to a plot soon
after germination making them a favorite of bow hunters.
Austrian will be one of the earliest spring crops left
from the winter dormancy period for wildlife to browse. Austrian Winter peas can
attract deer and turkey and will provide a high quality forage during the cooler
fall / winter seasons.
Type: Cool Season Annual
Origin: Common variety from Europe
Adaptations: Well-drained loam or sandy loam
soils of the Southeastern US
Uses: Primarily as a cover crop, provides high
quality forage for livestock and deer.
Benefits: Adds nitrogen to soil and provides
winter erosion control.
Nutrition: High quality, similar to White Clover.
Planting Austrian Winter Peas For Food Plots
- Rate: 50 lbs. per acre or 1
1/4 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft.; 1/2" depth
- Time: September - October
- Method: Well-prepared, firm
seed bed, alone or with a small grain.
- Grazing: Not suited to
grazing because of livestock damage from trampling.
Excellent for wild game food plots and as a plow
down green manure crop.