Medium Red Clover


  • Double-cut medium red clover used as cover crop or forage
  • Recovers better than Mammoth when clipped during small grains harvest or as forage
  • Finer stemmed and better feed value than Mammoth red clover
  • Fast establishing and can persist 2-3 years or be used as a one year plow down
  • Inoculated with Pre-Vail (OMRI)


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
Viper 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
AC Greenfix 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


Extremely versatile, multipurpose clover that establishes easily and rapidly. Not as drought-tolerant, winter-hardy or long-lived as alfalfa.

Best Use: Pasture, haylage, dry hay or cover crop

Adaptation: Grows on all types of soils, but better adapted to heavier soils. Performs better than alfalfa on wet and low pH soils.

Pasture & Hay: Hay dries slowly, but improved varieties (Ruby Red, Freedom! MR) drydown faster. Can cause livestock bloat when high-percentage stands are grazed.

Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – August 30. Best clover for frost-seeding.

Seeding: 8-12 lbs/acre drilled, 15-18 lbs/acre broadcast; 2-5 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast and roll. Plant 1/4″ to 1/2″ deep.

Cutting/Grazing: Medium red clovers recover after being cut. Don’t cut after September 1 in the seeding year to allow root reserves to build for winter survival. Graze or cut for hay when 25% – 50% of the red clover stand blooms. Leave at least 2″ growth after each harvest.