Crimson Clover

Trifolium incarnatum, the botanical name for Crimson Clover means “blood red”. Crimson clover is a cool-season annual (in southern states) that is relatively easy to grow and is more tolerant of poor soils than other clovers. A benefit of crimson clover is it is relatively inexpensive. It is less than half the price of perennial clovers, but quite productive.

Crimson when plowed in after the spring, provides an excellent source of nitrogen for a summer planted crops.

Requirements

Soil: Loam, neutral, well-drained, adapts to soil of low fertility
Climate: Any, but not winter hardy north of New Jersey

Planting

Per acre: 30 pounds
Per 1000 square feet: 1 pound
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch

Season

Sow: Fall or Spring
Turn under: Spring or Fall

Trifolium incarnatum- Crimson Clover

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“The earth neither grows old or wears out if it is dunged.”
~ Columella, circa 45 A.D.

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