Austrian Winter Peas
Austrian Winter Peas are a cool season annual legume. Plant in the fall and harvest in the spring. Typically used as a cover crop.
Lunch! Raw, cubed salad turnips on a bed of pea greens with pecans/walnuts and vinaigrette.
The greens taste like sweet sugar snap peas, but have the texture of lettuce. The pea pods are also good young, or left to mature and used as dried peas, can be used to make an unforgettable split pea soup. Peas survive without protection down to about 10°F. They grow quickly and their abundant stems and leaves can be used as either: an excellent weed-blocking mulch for the top of your garden beds; or high-nitrogen material for your compost.
Maturity: Mid April - June