An upright, winter annual legume.Grows to 1-3′ and sports striking crimson blossoms in abundance. Where winter lows fall above -10°F (-23.3°C), it is sown in late summer, lies 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 Inoculate with Alfalfa/True Clover Inoculant (#7535) for best performance. USDA Certified Organic. Avg. 85,300 seeds/lb.
CULTURE: Sow the seeds at the time and rate specified in the product description. 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 within each product description. Organic systems should plant 1/3 to 1/2 heavier to allow for some weed pressures.