Ladino Clover Seeds
Ladino Clover (Trifolium Repens Latum) - Ladino clover is a large white perennial clover which makes up about half the total white clover acreage in the U.S. Its high nutritive value and palatability make it a popular choice in pasture mixtures. It is not deep rooted, and will not tolerate much drought. It is two to four times as large as common white clover. Ryegrass and orchardgrass work well with ladino clover in mixtures. Plant these bulk clover seeds with a broadcast spreader.
Inoculated Seed - Our ladino 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. 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. The weight of the clover seeds will contain approximately 34% 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. This coating material is not OMRI certified.
Seeding rate 20 to 25 lbs/acre.
Great in food plots
Ladino is very healthy for deer, rabbits, and turkey. It comes packed with the essential nutrients they need.
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How to grow
How To Grow Ladino Clover From Seed: Grow in full sun to partial shade areas that get at least 4 – 6 hours of sunlight per day. It should be spread with a broadcast type spreader. You may want to mix the clover seed with lime or low nitrogen fertilizer to give you more substance to work with. Plant no more than ¼ inch deep, it is best to spread the seed on the surface or just lightly raked in to the soil. Ladino seed needs to be kept moist until germination occurs.
Plant in spring when frost season is completely over and night time temperatures are staying in the 40's or warmer. You may plant clear up to late summer/early fall at least 6 weeks before a heavy freeze. In the south where snow and freezing temperatures are rare, you may plant all through the winter.
- Sowing Rate: 20 to 25 lbs/acre
- Average Germ Time: 7 - 15 days when temperatures are warm
- Keep moist until germination
- Attracts honey bees
- Depth: No more than 1/4 inch
Ladino clover is a cool-season legume with a perennial growth habit but will also reseed itself. It is often used in pasture mixes for continuous or rotational grazing.
- Height: 8 - 12 inches
- Season: Perennial
- Attractive and nutritious for deer