Alsike Clover Organic

Quick Facts:

    • Fixes nitrogen
    • Certified organic seeds
    • Hardy to Zone 3

Alsike Clover Organic

Description:

CERTIFIED ORGANIC! Trifolium hybridum. Despite its Latin name, this is an open pollinated species of clover that is native to Europe. Alsike Clover Organic grows where many other clovers will not. It tolerates heavy clay soil, and even areas prone to flooding. It fixes nitrogen, and makes an excellent forage for honey bees, bumble bees, and other pollinators. It is a weak-stemmed plant that uses neighbouring grasses to keep it upright to a height of around 40cm (16"), though it can grow a little taller in high grasses. This perennial clover can also be mowed back fairly hard when needed. It is best suited to cool summer growing in full sun. Alsike can fix 60-120 lbs of Nitrogen per acre per year. It is hardy to Zone 3.

Note on Toxicity: Although certified organic Alsike clover is great natural Nitrogen fixer, it is toxic to horses and other equines. It should not be used in grazing pastures. Please avoid its use in hay mixtures, and avoid planting on property that borders horse or donkey pastures.

Size: SKU: Price: Availability: Quantity: Total:
50g (to cover 100 square feet) CC509A $5.19 In stock $0.00
250g (to cover 1000 square feet) CC509B $12.99 In stock $0.00
1kg (to cover 2500 square feet) CC509C $32.99 In stock $0.00
11.35kg (to cover 1 acre) CC509D $242.99 In stock $0.00
22.7kg (50 lb sack) CC509S $419.99 In stock $0.00
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Quick Facts:

    • Fixes nitrogen
    • Certified organic seeds
    • Hardy to Zone 3

How To Grow

Alsike grows where many other clovers will not. It tolerates heavy clay soil, and even areas prone to flooding. It is a weak-stemmed plant that uses neighbouring grasses to keep it upright to a height of around 40cm (16”), though it can grow a little taller in high grasses.

Latin
Trifolium hybridum
Family: Fabaceae

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing
Alsike clover does best from spring sowing, or fall sowing where winters are mild. Sow late winter to mid spring, or August to early October.

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm (¼") deep.

Growing
Alsike can also be mowed back fairly hard when needed. It is best suited to cool summer growing in full sun. Alsike can fix 60-120 lb of Nitrogen per acre, per year. It is hardy to Zone 3. If grown for hay, it should be kept to less than 5% of the total mass.

Note on Toxicity: Although certified organic Alsike clover is great natural Nitrogen fixer, it is toxic to horses and other equines. It should not be used in grazing pastures. Please avoid its use in hay mixtures, and avoid planting on property that borders horse or donkey pastures.

Alsike Clover Organic has a rating of 4.8 stars based on 5 reviews.