Persian clover

Species: Persian clover, reversed clover (Trifolium resupinatum L.)
Cultivars: Abon
Origin: Mediterranean region
Use: Grazing, pasture.
Description:
General:Life Span: Small pink-purple flowers. Low growing clover, usually 6 inches tall but may reach 1 foot.
Annual
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6.0-8.0
Loam, clay-loam. Adapted to poorly drained and river bottom soils.Fair cold tolerance. ‘Abon’ Persian clover will probably not survive temperatures below 10º F.
Management:
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Production:
3-5 lb PLS/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$10-15/A
March-May
2000-3000 lb/A
Notes:
  • High bloat potential where Persian clover volunteers plant small grains or annual ryegrass to reduce risk of loosing cattle to bloat.
  • Contains hard seed.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to persian clover (Type R).

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