Crimson clover is an upright slender annual legume that fixes a large amount of nitrogen through its growing season. Crimson has finer stems, and a stronger tap root than Berseem clover. It will survive well in blends. Crimson clover is not very tolerant of salinity and not very winter hardy. It is a low risk of becoming a weed in Western Canada.
Seeds/pound: 140,000 Seeds/sq ft/pound of seed: 3.8
- Nitrogen builder
- Hay source
- Erosion control
- Weed suppression
- Pollinator attracter
- Nitrogen fixation
- Hay quality
- Excellent nectar source for pollinators
Rots quickly in spring releasing nitrogen maybe too quickly, slight bloat risk, will not tolerate long periods of drought.
Grazes well, but leave 3-4” (7-10 cm) to help regrowth.
High quality hay, not as high yield potential as Berseem.
Mycorrhizal support? Yes