Farm Seed Legumes Clovers Crimson Clover

Crimson Clover

Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 982

An upright, winter annual legume.

Grows to 1-3' and sports striking crimson blossoms in quantity. Where winter is above -10°F (-23.3°C), it is sown in late summer, is dormant in winter, resumes growth in spring, and flowers in May. Crimson clover fixes up to 200 pounds of nitrogen per acre, and prefers well-drained, loam soils with good organic matter content for best results. It is an excellent choice for underseeding as it grows well in the shade of other crops. Easier to incorporate in the spring than Hairy Vetch. Do not use for frost seeding as it won't handle the cold nearly as well as red clover. Crimson clover will not re-grow after close grazing or mowing once flowering has begun. Crimson clover does best in cool, humid weather and will perform poorly in the heat of summer. Sow 20-25 lb./acre alone or with grain/grass. Inoculate with #9511 for best performance. Avg. 84,300 seeds/lb.

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1/4 Pound

$4.60
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1 Pound

$8.20
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5 Pounds

$30.35
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25 Pounds

$94.25
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50 Pounds

$170.00
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CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time and rate specified for each variety listed. All legumes should be planted 1/4 to 1/2" deep.
FOR GREEN MANURE: For best results, till under when in the flowering stage.
SEED SPECS: Planting rates are listed with the variety copy. Organic systems should plant 1/3 to 1/2 heavier to allow for some weed pressures.

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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Trifolium incarnatum
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
70-90 bloom
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated