50 lb. Field Forage Peas

$31.65

Peas are a highly productive annual legume requiring a cool, relatively humid climate and are grown at higher altitudes in tropical areas. Peas have flowers that differ in color according to cultivar with white, pink, lavender, blue and purple represented.

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Description

Peas are a highly productive annual legume requiring a cool, relatively humid climate and are grown at higher altitudes in tropical areas. Peas have flowers that differ in color according to cultivar with white, pink, lavender, blue and purple represented. Pods containing several seeds, flattened when young but becoming roundish later, are dehiscent along two sides. Seeds are globose or angled, smooth or wrinkled, exalbuminous, whitish, gray, green, or brownish. Field Peas do well on a variety of soils, but they are best adapted to clay soils and alluvial bottom areas. They are intolerant of drought which has a particularly adverse effect on production if it occurs at flowering. Field peas can be grazed by a range of livestock, but should be strip-grazed to avoid wastage. Field peas produce a high nutritive value, protein-rich forage, but there is a possible risk of bloat when grazed. Risk is lessened by the presence  of condensed tannins in the forage, the levels of which can vary appreciably.

Life cycle (annual/biennial/perennial):

Annual

Growth habit & Regrowth type:

Upright growth form with tangled vegetation, though late-maturing types are more prostrate than early-maturing types.

Additional information

Weight 51 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 26 × 5 in