Organic Medium Red Clover
FAST TO ESTABLISH & PERSISTENT
- Fast establishment, good recovery, persists 2 to 3 years
- Economical choice for haying, grazing and cover cropping
- Variety Not Stated
- Inoculated and coated with Apex Green Hydroloc (OMRI-listed)
$27.00 – $195.00
|Species Name||Drilled||Broadcast/Aerial||In Mix||Approx. Seeds/lb||Seeding Date Range||Seeding Depth||Winter Kill||Total N (Lbs/Acre/Yr)|
|Organic Medium Red Clover||8-12||15-18||2-5||272,000||Feb-May, Aug||¼ - ½ inch||70-150|
|Organic Crimson Clover||12-20||25-30||2-5||150,000||June-Sept||¼ - ½ inch||Yes||55-130|
|Organic Mammoth Red Clover||8-12||15-18||2-5||272,000||Feb-May, Aug||¼ - ½ inch||No||70-150|
|Organic Yellow Blossom Sweet Clover||8-12||15||2-5||259,000||Feb-May, Aug||¼ - ½ inch||90-170|
|Organic Hairy Vetch (Northern Origin)||25-30||35-40||10-15||16,000||Aug-Oct||½ - 1 inch||Yes||70-200|
|Organic Blackeyed Cowpeas||50-75||NA||25-35||2,000||June-Aug||½ - 1 inch||Yes||150|
Red clover establishes easily and rapidly but isn’t as drought-tolerant or winter-hardy as alfalfa.
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
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