Field pea is a vining annual legume that can fix a considerable amount of nitrogen through the growing season. Peas have a low tolerance to salinity, heat, and excess moisture. They perform best under cooler conditions with consistent moisture. They are relatively tolerant of shading. They are quite spring frost tolerant.
Seeds/pound: 2000 Seed/sq ft/pound of seed: 0.05
- Nitrogen builder
- Hay source
- Erosion control
- Weed suppression
- Grazing potential
- Pollinator attracter
Vines will grow up other upright plants, vines will create ground cover once established.
Not competitive early in the season , may mature fairly quickly in the fall or under stress, disease resistance is moderate.
Best for stockpiled grazing. Not much regrowth after grazing.
Good potential in a mix with grasses.
Mycorrhizal support? Yes