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Winter pea


Good yielding with very good winter hardiness


  • Highest grain yield level with good protein content
  • Frost tolerance up to about -10°C - possible frost damage usually compensated by good tillering ability
  • Best winter hardiness at 2 - 4 leaf stage
  • Better regeneration and compensation due to longer vegetation period
  • Early ripeness and good resistance to lodging provide good harvest conditions
  • FRESNEL leaves good soil condition for the following crop
  • Due to early ripeness and average growth height well suited for mixed cultivation

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

Grain yield: 9
Thousand grain weight: 8
Protein content: 6
Protein yield: 8
Start flowering: 2
Plant height: 5
Stiffness: 7

bad / early / short / low
good / late / long / high


  • Grain use
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Nitrogen fixation
  • Suitable for organic farming

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 70 - 90 grains/m²
Sowing depth 4 – 6 cm
Sowing period October until early November - depending on location!
Fertilization 40-60 kg P2O5/ha, 100-130 kg K2O/ha, 20-50 kg MgO/ha, N-fertilization is not necessary
Crop protection Herbicide in pre-emergence; Fungicide is recommended in early spring
Sowing method Drill seed in a dry, permeable seedbed with good crumb structure
Harvest At 14 - 16% water content of the seed

08.09.2022 14:49:09 // 18.00

Cover crop programme 2023