Crimson Clover

Crop TypeCool Season Legume
Seeds / Lb107,200
Minimum Germination Temperature42F

This cool season legume, which in addition to producing nitrogen, has the ability to scavenge significant residual N. This clover has the ability to grow at lower temperatures than most other clovers. The biomass produced in the fall is enough to aid in preventing soil erosion and suppressing weeds. Crimson clover has also been documented as being a terrific way to bring in beneficial insects, especially lady bugs and pirate bugs.

Nitrogen Scavenger3
Soil Builder4
Prevent Erosion4
Weed Suppression4
Quick Growth3
Lasting Residue3
Make P and K Available3
Loosen Topsoil3
Suppress Disease3
Attract Beneficial Insects4

1 = Poor and 5 = Excellent