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Organic Bokhara Clover Seed

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Organic Bokhara Clover Seed
€11.50

Availability: In stock

Bokhara clover (Melilotus albus) also known as 'Honey Clover' or 'White Melilot' is a deep rooting biennial legume. Fantastic for bees. Price is per kg. More details below.


Sow Months: April-Sept
Field Rate: 15-25kg/ha (Depending on objective)
Horticulture Rate: 1kg covers 400m²Fruit Hill Farm

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Organic Bokhara Clover Seed

  • N Fixer.
  • Excellent as a soil improver due to long, strong tap root. 
  • Will tolerate drought, salinity and moderate waterlogging.
  • Recognised as one of the most valuable plants for honey production. It opens its heavy load of white flowers in July and August when it is a major source of nectar for bees in apiaries, and indeed, its botanical name means "honey-scented white lotus".
  • Its characteristic sweet odour, intensified by drying, is derived from the coumarins it produces.
  • Grows naturally on a wide range of soil types and textures from clays to light and sandy. 
  • Optimum ph range 6.5 to 8.5 - does not tolerate highly acidic soils.
  • Responds well to high fertility, particularly P and K.

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