Red clover

Species: Red clover (Trifolium pratense L.)
Cultivars: Cherokee
Origin: Europe
Use: Hay, grazing.
Description:
General:

Life Span:

3-4 feet tall, erect, leaves pubescent; presence of watermark; red flowers.

Adaptation:
pH:
Soil:
Rainfall:
Temperature:
6.0-8.0
Loam, clay-loam.
35-65 inches.
-38ยบ F (minimum). Good cold tolerance.
Management:
Seeding Rate:
Planting Date:
Planting Depth:
Seed Cost:
Season of Use:
Production:
12-15 lb/A
September-October
<0.25 inch
$20-25/A
March-June
3000-5000 lb/A
Notes:
  • Low bloat potential.
  • Can be mixed with small grain to extend grazing season.
  • Contains low percentage of hard seed (poor reseeder).
  • High seedling vigor.
  • Inoculate with Rhizobia bacteria specific to red clover (Type B).
  • Late maturing.
  • Better suited for hay production than other clovers due to upright and later growth in the season.

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