Crimson Clover Seed

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 Crimson clover (Trifolium incarnatum) is one of the most colorful forage plants and is frequently seen along roadsides, where it is planted for highway beautification. Crimson clover is a reseeding winter annual with an erect growth habit and a shallow taproot system. The flowers are a brilliant red color, elongated in shape, and often more than two inches long. The leaves are dark green and covered with dense hairs.


Crimson clover is best adapted to the heavier, well-drained soils, performing poorly on dry, sandy, and poorly drained sites. Crimson clover produces more forage at low temperatures than other clovers. It is fairly tolerant of soil acidity and is often seeded in mixture with small grains and ryegrass. Crimson clover is also often seeded into warm-season perennial grass pastures (bermudagrass and bahiagrass) and may reseed under some management conditions.

Planting Crimson Clover Seed

Crimson clover seed should be planted at 20 to 26 pounds of seed per acre. Most improved crimson clover varieties are adapted to Florida conditions, but they vary in spring maturity. Seeds germinate in the fall, and plants produce very little top growth while developing a strong root system, so very little forage is available for grazing before February.

Grazing should be delayed until 6-8 inches of growth accumulate. Terminate grazing when plants are 3-5 inches in height. Crimson then grows rapidly until flowering begins about mid-April. Forage is very high quality with both leaves and stems readily consumed. Although it is generally grazed, it may be harvested as high-quality hay or silage. If trying to manage for reseeding, reduce grazing pressure for about three weeks when in full flower

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    Edward L Miner E. L. M. Edward L. M.

    Can't wait to try it out.

    We tried the Crimson Clover on our garden last year with poor results. This year we will get it on the garden earlier and hope it does well. This supplier sent the seeds very quickly.

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    jeff wood J. W. jeff w.

    They are still working on it

    Only got one of two packages. Called them and they said they’ll resend the second package and I’d get an email shortly. Still waiting for the second package and an email. Should know in a day or two if they deserve a good rating or not.

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    Tim Blackmon T. B. Tim B.

    No review/Not received

    Haven't received as it is still not shipped.

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    Dana Greene D. G. Dana G.

    Replacement Delivery

    Excellent packaging this time! Over and above on customer service.

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    Chris Scheide C. S. Chris S.

    Quick shipping

    Very quick shipping. No problems w/ order

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    Ryan Smith R. S. Ryan S.

    5 Stars ALL DAY!!

    Best of the Best, super clean super good stats. High germination rate. Can't wait to put these seed in the ground.

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    david h. nastal D. H. N. david h. n.

    get back to me in 3 months..

    Hmmm feed back on a product i just received... hmmm, get back to me in 3 months, i tell you if it if you want to talk, processing time, we'll thats where you need improvement. 1 week went by with NO updates other than label has been created, until i wrote a "where the heck is it" email....

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    Ken Woodson K. W. Ken W.

    Received fast

    Have not planted seed yet. May be week or so.

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    Amy Thomas A. T. Amy T.

    Better than Kelly Ag

    These seeds are superior than the ones I have gotten from Kelly Ag.

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    Doran England D. E. Doran E.

    Excellent service

    Excellent customer service and delivery time.

  • J
    Justin Parden J. P. Justin P.

    As expected

    Coming up well

  • S
    Samuel Wright S. W. Samuel W.

    Eastland County Gamekeepers

    Seed didn't spout

  • C
    Calvin B. C. B. Calvin B.

    Deer clover food plot

    Got the seed within five days . Plan to plant crimson clover with oats and rape. Will post pictures soon.

  • R
    Rembert R. Rembert

    Great company, fast service

    Great company, fast service

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    Brenda M. B. M. Brenda M.


    So far all is great and growing. Ground is green. Can't wait for them to bloom in the spring. Planted underneath my pecan trees. My hope is that the massive herds of deer do not eat all of it.

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Category: Crimson Clover

Type: Clover Seed

Brand: Seed Ranch

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