Medium Red Clover


  • Fast establishment, good recovery, persists 2 to 3 years
  • Economical choice for haying, grazing and cover cropping
  • Variety Not Stated
  • Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI-listed)


Medium Red Clover
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter KillTotal N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)
Medium Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch70-150
Balansa Clover5-86-92-3500,000March-May, July-Sept¼ inchYes50-100
Berseem Clover12-1515-202-5200,000Mid May-August¼ - ½ inchYes55-100
Crimson Clover12-2025-302-5150,000June-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes50-90
White Blossom Sweet Clover
Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover8-12152-5259,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch90-170
Subterranean Clover15-2025-308-1070,000Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes70-100
4010 Field Peas
Austrian Winter Peas60-75NA25-303,900Aug-Sept1-2 inchYes70-150
Icicle Winter Peas60-75NA25-304,200Aug-Sept1-2 inchNo70-150
Hairy Vetch25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchYes70-200
Common Vetch50-6070-8025-304,200Aug-Sept½ -1 inchYes5-50
Chickling Vetch60-70NA20-402,600March-May1-1 ½ inchYes5-70
Iron & Clay Cowpeas50-75NA25-353,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYes150
Faba Beans100-150NA25-501,400March-April, Aug- Mid Sept1-3 inchYes50-140
Mung Beans15-20NA4-812,000Late May-Aug1-2 inchYesInsufficient Data
Small-Seeded Black Lentils40-5060-7520-3011,000March-May, July-Sept½ - 2 inchesYes
Sunn Hemp15-20NA4-811,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYes100-140


Red clover establishes easily and rapidly but isn’t as drought-tolerant or winter-hardy as alfalfa.


Best Use:

Pasture, haylage, dry hay or cover crop


Red clover grows on wet and low pH soils that won’t support alfalfa. Better adapted to heavier soils.

Pasture & Hay

  • Difficult to dry as hay but improved varieties (Ruby Red, Freedom) dry down faster
  • Can cause livestock bloat when heavy stands are grazed

Planting Date:

February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded.


8-12 lbs/acre straight; 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant ¼” to ½” deep.


  • Medium red clovers recover after being cut unlike mammoth red clover
  • Don’t cut after September 1 in the seeding year to allow for overwintering
  • Graze or cut for hay when 25% – 50% of the red clover stand blooms
  • Leave at least 2″ growth after each harvest