Subterranean Clover Seed (Dalkeith)
Dalkeith Excellent Pasture Clover
• Early season maturity – 97 days to flowering (Perth)
• Good early root growth and establishment
• Good hard seed levels
• Demonstrates good persistence
• Outclassed by Losa
Dalkeith belongs to the Trifolium subterraneum ssp. Subterraneum family
and demonstrates a prostrate to semi-erect growth habit. It persists
well on various soil types and has early maturity, requiring a minimum
growing season of four months. It has a high hard seed level, which in
combination with its early maturity, makes it well suited to low rainfall
cropping rotations. Dalkeith is a superior replacement to Daliak and has
taken upwell in the 350 to 600mm rainfall zones. It is susceptible to a
range of diseases, however, most of these occur in higher rainfall
Dalkeith Subterranean Clover Seed
- first developed in Australia, Dalkeith is an excellent cool season
clover for wildlife. Dalkeith can also be used in a mixture (such as
annual rye) as an excellent pasture clover. Dalkeith clover has an
excellent reseed rate (45%) and will reseed better if grazed (after
establishment). This makes for a clover crop that has a strong seed
reserve built up in the soil and thus should produce for many years.
- Dalkeith is well suited to temperate areas receiving 14 to 24 inches of rainfall
- Dalkeith has a semi erect growth pattern.
- Persists well in various soil types. Soil Ph of 5.0-7.0 light to heavy soils that are moderately well drained
- Suitable for low rainfall cropping rotations due to minimum growing season of 4 months
A better variety than Mt. Barker.
NB: This Clover is not for high rainfall areas.
Planting Information For Dalkeith Clover:
- Date: In the fall after the rains
- Rate (dense stand): Dry - 14-22 Lbs. per 2.5 acres; Irrigated - 22- 33 Lbs. per 2.5 acre; Mixed 9 to 22 lbs. per 2.5 acres
- Depth: 1/3 to 1/2 inches
- Seedbed: Your seedbed or growth area should be moist and free of grass.