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.