Arrowleaf Clover

Species: Arrowleaf Clover (Trifolium vesiculosum Savi.)
Cultivars: ‘Apache’ (Cultivar developed in Texas),
Yuchi (Virus susceptible)
Origin: Eurasia
Use: Grazing, hay
Description:
General:Life Span: 3-4 feet tall, erect. Stems are hollow, smooth, and often purple. Leaves trifoliolate with arrow-shape leaflet. Slightly serrated, pointed, glabrous (no hairs), watermark present.
Annual
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Temperature:
6.0-7.0
Sandy-loam with good drainage.
>30 inches.
Good cold tolerance.
Management:
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Production:
8-12 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$12-15/A
March-June
4000-6000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Very low bloat potential; late maturity.
  • Can be mixed with small grain to extend grazing season.
  • Large percentage of hard seed (good reseeder). Planting 4-5 lb/Ac of scarified seed the first reseeding year will secure enough seed for a good stand.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to arrowleaf clover (Type O).

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