Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

One of the most important legumes in temperate agriculture

Red Clover

Red Clover thrives well in a wide range of soils except very light, acidic or water-logged soil. It has a deep rooted system which makes it drought tolerant.

Red Clover is an important component of clover/grass mixtures for short to medium term conservation leys.

The tetraploid varieties are more vigorous and leafy in growth.

The advantage of Red Clover is that it is a very vigorous crop capable of fixing up to 250kg/ha of nitrogen in its first full year.

Red Clover usually lasts for 3 years and is used mainly in cutting mixtures. Yields over the 3 years can average out at 13 tonnes of dry matter per hectare.

Red Clover is assailed by eelworm and Sclerotinia (Clover Rot); Our Red Clover blend consists of varieties that are resistant to both 


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Winter hardiness
Spring growth (early)
Ground cover
Grazing tolerance
Mixture adaptation