Alsike Clover Organic

SKU: CC509
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. Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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More details about Alsike Clover Organic

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.

Quick Facts:

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

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All About Alsike Clover Organic

Latin

Latin
Trifolium hybridum
Family: Fabaceae

Exposure:

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

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

Starting
Sow seeds 5mm (¼") deep.

Growing

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.

How to Grow Alsike Clover

Step 1: 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.

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds 5mm (¼") deep.

Step 3: 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.

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