Organic Medium Red Clover


  • Double-cut 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)


Organic Medium Red Clover
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter KillTotal N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)
Organic Medium Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch70-150
Organic Crimson Clover12-2025-302-5150,000June-Sept¼ - ½ inchYes55-130
Organic Mammoth Red Clover8-1215-182-5272,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inchNo70-150
Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover8-12152-5259,000Feb-May, Aug¼ - ½ inch90-170
Organic Hairy Vetch (Northern Origin)25-3035-4010-1516,000Aug-Oct½ - 1 inchYes70-200
Organic Blackeyed Cowpeas50-75NA25-352,000June-Aug½ - 1 inchYes150


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.

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