Premium organic forage peas with very high yields and digestibility.
- Rapid spring growth
- Plant as early as you can get in the field
- Produces over 100 lbs nitrogen
- Excellent forage
- Not suited for fall planting
This long vine (up to 60”), full-leaf pea has been the standard in the forage industry. It is a high yielding, good forage quality pea. It produces lavender flowers on a very tall plant. Arvika produces small seed size (~3500 seeds/lb.) with very durable seed-coats and excellent seedling vigor. A small percentage of the seed will remain dormant (hard) and emerge in subsequent years. Therefore it is important to avoid planting food-grade (yellow or green) pea varieties on ground planted to Arvika for several years (5 to 7). (Pulse USA)
Field peas are excellent nitrogen fixers and establish quickly, providing good ground cover. Peas are usually mixed with oats, barley, or triticale and are excellent source of high protein forage. Field Peas are divided into two types, the Austrian winter pea can be planted in the fall and usually overwinters south of Interstate 70. The other peas, like the Arvika spring pea, do best planted as early as you can get into the field in the spring.
Plant peas 1 inch deep at a rate of 30-100 lbs/Acre depending on the mix. If nitrogen and protein are the goal, plant more peas than small grains. Plant fall peas by mid-August to mid-September, peas need to be 4-6 inches tall before going dormant for the winter. Plant spring peas as soon as you are able to work the fields. Expect peas to grow rapidly in the spring and ready for harvest or incorporation in about 60 days.
Peas like cool weather and languish in heat and drought. Peas like a wide variety of well drained soils. They are almost always planted with small grains such as oats and are usually used as a dual purpose cover and forage crop. Inoculate to ensure good nitrogen production.
Organic seeds are grown by certified organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices required by the Organic Food Production Act of 1990. No chemical fertilizer, pesticides, insecticides, fungicides, or herbicides are allowed in the production of this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production, processing, and packaging of this seed. Organic certificate available upon request.
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