Medium Red Clover

$3.25
  • Scientific name: Trifolium pratense
  • Short-lived introduced perennial
  • Good shade tolerance
  • Primarily used for hay, silage, and soil improvement
  • Fast growing crop and easily established
  • Produces high quality forage
  • Used effectively as a cover crop under silage corn

This product has a 5 pound minimum order quantity.

Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


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Min. to Max. Annual Precipitation

36in.

Average Max. Height

Medium Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a short-lived perennial. Primarily used for hay, silage, and soil improvement. Quick growing crop, easily established, and produces high quality forage. Red clover grows best on well-drained loamy soils. May be seeded in pure stands, but is often mixed with grain or grass. It is a legume, ideal for planting as a cover crop to loosen soil.

Medium Red Clover (Trifolium pratense) is a short-lived perennial distributed throughout the United States and Canada. It is believed to have originated in southeastern Europe near the Mediterranean Sea.

Red Clover is primarily used for hay, silage, and soil improvement. Medium Red Clover has the added benefit of being cut more than one time in a season. It’s close relative, Mammoth Red Clover, can only beck once.

Medium Red Clover is a quick growing crop, easily established, and produces high quality forage. Tolerance of shade allows Red Clover to be used effectively as a cover crop under silage corn. It has excellent seeding vigor. Red clover grows best on well-drained loamy soils, but will also grow on soil that is not as well-drained. Medium and fine textured soils are preferred by the plant over sandy or gravelly soils. It is best adapted to a pH of 6.0 or higher. The taproot of red clover is extensively branched.

Medium Red clover may be seeded in pure stands, but it is often mixed with grain or grass. Spring or late summer seedings are satisfactory. It may be overseeded in the spring on fall seeded grasses. Red clover seed should be inoculated.  Seeding may be done with a drill or broadcast. A firm, weed-free seedbed is essential. Plant seeds 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 inch deep.

Graze or cut for hay when the red clover is 1⁄4 to 1⁄2 in bloom. A second cutting or successive grazings should occur when red clover is 1⁄4 in bloom. Leave at least 2 inches of growth after each harvest. Care should be taken to eliminate or appreciably reduce bloating of livestock. Recovery is slow. It is primarily used for hay, pasture, silage, and soil improvement. It is a quick growing crop, easily established, and produces high quality forage. Tolerance of shade allows red clover to be used effectively as a cover crop under silage corn.

Medium Red Clover is a legume ideal for planting as a cover crop to loosen soil, or to provide nourishment to crops in between seasons.

Red Clover grows as one of two types: medium (double-cut) or mammoth (single- cut).

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Red Clover

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Seed Count

275000

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Bunchgrass

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18-30 Inches

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Sun & Shade Tolerance:

Full sun, tolerates shade

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