White Dutch Clover
- Low-growing clover; good traffic tolerance and persistence
- Usable as living mulch in orchards and vegetable gardens
- Avoid dry soils
- Inoculated with PreVail (OMRI-listed)
$29.50 – $220.00
Perennial clovers that spread via stolons above ground. More persistent than red clovers. Tolerate field traffic and moist conditions. Types of white clovers include:
- White Dutch: short plant but has greatest persistence and winter hardiness
- New Zealand: intermediate in height, flowers profusely, has some heat tolerance
- Ladino: fixes the most nitrogen, is taller and higher yielding but less persistent than White Dutch
Best Use: Excellent choice for beef or dairy pastures to increase productivity, palatability, intake, protein, and energy. Not a good choice for horse pastures. Can cause bloat.
Adaptation: Widely adapted, easy to establish. Prefers medium to heavy soils. Avoid droughty soils.
Planting Date: February – May, July 15 – August 30. Can be frost-seeded.
Seeding: 6-8 lbs/acre straight or 1-3 lbs/acre in a mix. Drill or broadcast. Do not plant deeper than ¼ in. Smaller seed than red clover. Most white clovers are aggressive; keep seeding rates low.
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