Bulk Crimson Clover Seed For Planting Pastures, Cover Crop, and more

Crimson Clover Seeds

Clover Specifications

Latin Name: Trifolium Incarnatum

Season: Winter Annual

USDA Zones:
6-9 for winter planting
3-4 for summer planting

Environment: Full sun

Height: 12 - 18 inches

Bloom Color: Crimson

Crimson Clover Dixie (Trifolium Incarnatum) - A winter annual, crimson clover is grown from bulk clover seeds from the Gulf Coast region to Southern Ohio clear to the West Coast. It is tolerant of medium soil acidity and will grow readily on both sandy and clay type soils. It is an important winter annual forage in the south, with growth continuing through the winter with the amount influenced by temperature. Crimson clover thrives in mixture with grasses, provides excellent winter grazing, makes good hay. It is high in nutritive value when harvested for forage in the pre-bloom stage. Flower heads are long, crimson, and very showy. Crimson clover seeds and annual ryegrass make an excellent cover crop mixture for improving the texture, organic matter and tilth of soil.

Growth comes easy

It is the fastest growing of the annual clovers, easy to establish, and handles shade well. Grown for cover crops, erosion control, silage, forage, food plots

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Crimson Clover | nutritious food crop

Late winter grazing crop

Crimson clover offers a high protein supply which provides whitetail deer and other wildlife with needed nutrients for growth. Crimson clover can also be used in hay production or as a cover crop.

Crimson clover is a can also be planted for forage and hay in livestock pastures. When planted in the fall, Crimson clover makes for a great late winter grazing crop and will thrive when planted with grasses as well.

  • Sowing Rate: 1/2 lb - 3/4 lb per 1,000 square feet or 20 to 30 lbs per acre
  • Biomass. As a winter annual, crimson clover can produce 3,500 to 5,500 lb and fix nitro 70 to 150 lb
  • Beneficial habitat and nectar sourcel
  • Mixtures. Crimson clover grows well in mixtures with small grains, grasses and other clovers.
crimson clover is nutritious for animals

Cheap, easy food plot

High quality, productive, palatable cool season forage for deer. It starts fast, withstands heavy continuous grazing and produces a consistent, heavy seed crop with good reseeding potential. Dixie reseeding crimson clover is an important component of many of Pennington's Rackmaster Wildlife Seed mixtures.

  • USDA Hardiness Zones 6–9
  • Bee attractant
  • Nitrogen source
  • Winter annual
Crimson clover field

Inoculated Seed

Our Crimson clover seed has been coated with an inoculant for better establishment. Nitrogen fixation is a one of the key values found in legumes and can only occur with the proper inoculation. Although many strains or Rhizobium may be present in the soil, all are not equally beneficial. With Nitro-Coat® each seed is inoculated with the correct Rhizobium strains and coated through a proven process that ensures a very high level of successful inoculation.

A key to any successful establishment and early seed development is moisture. Nitro-Coat® is naturally water absorbent and helps attract soil moisture to the seed, getting your stand established quickly. This coating process which Outsidepride utilizes, assures that only the top-performing and crop-specific rhizobia will be applied to ensure your clovers reach maximum nodulation, stand establishment, and yield potential.