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Vicia sativa Cool season legume cover crop.
Attracts and feeds beneficial insects not only with its blossoms but also with extra-floral nectaries. Produces more nectar than Purple or Lana vetch.
- Application Rate: 1-3 lb/1000 sq ft or 40-60 lb/acre
- Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant
- Germination: 5-10 Days
- Plant Height: 3'
- Uses: Valued for hay and forage because of its high protein content and good palatability, attracts beneficial insects, green manure, weed competition.
- Facts to Note: Tolerates light mowing or grazing. Similar in habit to Purple or Lana Vetch but lower-yielding and less expensive. Hardy to 0°F.