Subterranean Clover Seeds
Subterranean Clover (Trifolium Subterraneum) - Subterranean clover is an annual clover well adapted to warm moist winter and dry summers. Flourishes in Australia when grown from bulk clover seeds, used as a rangeland legume in Western Oregon and California. Suitable for foothills and non-irrigated pastures. A portion of the seed head buries in the soil giving this clover its name and causes a difficult seed harvest. This clover is considered a reseeding winter annual plant. Needs 15 inches of rainfall, grows to 3000 feet elevation. Tolerant to acidic soils, requires well-drained soil. Used for permanent pastures.
Inoculated Seed - Our subterranean 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 Long Term!
The Subterranean Clover is often used for permanent pastures.
Subterranean Clover Seeds
How to Grow
Sow Subterranean Clover in autumn, before the first rain. If there is not going to be ran in the time after seeds are planted, it is best to irrigate to speed up germination. Broadcast seeds, no more than 1/2 inch deep and cover. Blooming of this clover is normally in the early spring, and after this the clover will die out with hot and dry conditions.
- Seeding Rate: 20 to 25 lbs/acre
- Environment: Full sun to partial shade
- USDA Zones: 3 - 10
- Height: 6 - 15 inches
- Season: Annual
- Bloom Color: White
It is necessary to remove any plant material aboveground before any fall rain. Causing this to happen can be through close mowing, burning, or grazing. This will help the seeds that are buried to germinate and establish for the next year.
- Latin Name: Trifolium Subterraneum