Crimson Clover Seeds - White
White Cloud Crimson Clover (Trifolium Incarnatum) - White Cloud crimson clover is the only white flowered Trifolium incarnatum cultivar in the US. White Cloud is truly white with white seeds. With a lack of red coloration, there are lower levels of bitter anthocyanins thus making it a sweeter clover so palatability and intake should be higher. Though not statistically quantified, anecdotal evidence have shown that White Cloud is preferred by livestock and wildlife over other palatable forage.
Use this unique crimson clover for hay, pasture, silage, livestock, forage, wildlife food plots, cover crops, green manure crops, crop rotations, nitrogen fixator, and for a ground cover. White Cloud is adapted to any region where crimson clover is used for cover crops, whether spring or fall sown. Its high dry matter yield and the ability of annual clovers to fix nitrogen makes White Cloud a great choice for cover crop or rotation/green manure applications.
Planting of crimson clover can occur throughout much of the year depending on your goals. A successful broadcast seeding is directly correlated to the amount of soil moisture or rainfall that is present after the application. A fall planting should occur 6 - 8 weeks before the first killing frost date if winterkill is a concern for your area. Emergence will occur within 7 - 10 days. Planting too early could cause the clover to go to seed and ensure that the cover will not over winter.
Seeding Rate: 20 - 25 lbs per acre for broadcast seeding
Planting Time: Crimson clover germinates and establishes best with nighttime temperatures below 60 degrees. Spring planting is best when night time temperatures are above 40 degrees with daytime temperatures above 55 degrees. Adequate moisture is critical. May be planted in fall from August to October as long as you plant 6 - 8 weeks before the first killing frost.
Inoculated Seed - We now offer White Cloud crimson clover seed that has been coated with an inoculant for better establishment. Rhizobium strains are specifically chosen for each seed type. A key to any successful establishment and early seed development is moisture. This coating with inoculant 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. The weight of the clover seeds will contain approximately 50% coating material that contains the inoculant and water holding material for better establishment and viability of the seed. There is no difference in the seeding rates between the coated and raw seed due to the increased germination and viability of the bulk clover seeds that are coated and inoculated.