Request a Catalog   |   Quick Order   |    E-mail Signup   |   1-877-564-6697
My Account   |   Wish List     Johnny's Selected Seeds Login
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Overwintering Varieties FREE STANDARD SHIPPING On Orders Over $200!*
 E-mail Signup

Disease Resistance:

No disease information found.

Symbols Explained

No additional symbols for this product.

Summer Alfalfa

Summer AlfalfaCover Crop Seed


Product ID: 2808

Fast-growing, annual alfalfa with high forage and biomass yield.

This is only marginally winter hardy, but grows more rapidly than normal alfalfa. Long taproots break up compacted soil and bring up subsurface minerals. High nitrogen fixation and great bee forage. Sow early to midspring or in late summer (best time for weed competition), 1/2 lb./1,000 sq.ft. (15-20 lb./acre) alone. Use half this rate when mixed with grain/grass. Inoculate with #9511 for best performance. Avg. 216,000 seeds/lb.

Product Price Qty
28081/4 Pound  $8.40 
28081 Pound  $18.85 
28085 Pounds  $83.85 
280825 Pounds  $213.25 
280850 Pounds  $359.50 

Quick Facts

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Shipping Information & Notes

Growing Information: A finely prepared seed bed will guarantee the best stand. Provide adequate moisture to improve germination. Seed early in the season so germination will preclude weeds since it does not compete well with weeds early in the establishment sequence. Nitrogen production is up to 200 lb./acre.

Shipping Notes:
25-lb. and 50-lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. The appropriate "Zone" additional shipping charges will be added at checkout. Please remember to provide a street address.

Farm Seed & Cover Crops | Comparison Chart
Inoculants | Information Sheet

Note: Additional shipping charges apply to the sizes listed below, and will be added to your final total.

Product Size Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
25 Pounds $11.00 $18.00 $86.00 $51.00
50 Pounds $15.00 $28.00 $139.00 $74.00

Click here for detailed zone information.

We will contact you with shipping pricing if you live in a U.S. Territory or an International Area.

Growing Information


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.

Recently Viewed


Choose Your Shipping Date

Please enter your zip code or select a hardiness zone from the menu below to view the recommended shipping date.

You may also manually select a ship date below.

Ship Date:
Want to change your ship date? Click on the drop down box and choose a different date.

Plant Shipping


Would you like to ship these plants together? Yes No

Incompatable lead time. Please select a new date for both items.

Johnny's Selected Seeds Email Contest Gift Certificate Give Away
Johnny's Farm Crew
Thank you for signing up for growing tips, exclusive offers, and new product info. Close