Alsike Clover Seed
Alsike clover is used for hay, pasture, and soil improvement. It grows well in poorly drained soil and offers high forage quality, similar to alfalfa. Preferring wetter soils over droughty soils, Alsike will tolerate lengthy spring flooding and completely waterlogged soil. In these conditions, alsike can still provide red-clover quality forage for multiple years (in southern locations, alsike acts as an annual).
Alsike is well adapted to northern climates and cooler summers. It also has good winter hardiness. Alsike does not tolerate shade.
Zones: Zones 3-5; annual in wet soils in zone 6-7 Annual/perennial/biennial: Biennial Ease of establishment: Good Seed/lb: 680,000 Seeding rate (straight): 4-6 lbs/ac Seeding rate (mix): 2-4 lbs/ac Seeding time: August-September Seeding depth: 1/8-1/4 inch Seeding method: Broadcast or drilled (preferred) Optimal germination temperature: Night temperatures >40 F