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Organic Egyptian/Berseem Clover Seed

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Organic Egyptian/Berseem Clover Seed

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Egyptian Clover, also known as Berseem Clover, is a quick growing annual which can provide a lot of biomass and nitrogen fixation in the summer. Easily gotten rid of by grazing off or waiting for winter. More details below.

Sow Months: April-Sept
Field Rate: 15-30kg/ha (Depending on objective)
Horticulture Rate: 1kg covers 300m²Organic farm and garden supplies

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Organic Egyptian Clover Seed (Trifolium alexandrinum)

Egyptian Clover, or Berseem Clover, is a quick growing summer crop that produces a lot of growth when plenty of moisture and warmth is present. As such, it is productive in a typical Irish summer and is often used with an annual ryegrass for silage and hay production. This fast growing combination also makes an excellent catch crop. It has a high growing point so is not suitable for grazing unless you want to get rid of it.

  • Rapid growth in and upright habit.
  • Sensitive to frost and cold - dies off at first frost.
  • Good ingredient in a catch crop mixture.
  • Succulent growth so will break down quickly before following crop.
  • Attracts bees if allowed to flower.

Growing Egyptian Clover

Sowing: April to September. Seed is small so should be broadcast or shallow drilled. The ground should be rolled afterwards to get good soil contact with seed.
Persistence: Annual. Not frost hardy.
Soil Preference: Prefers heavier soils which are not too dry and will not like an excessively low pH.

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