Perennial legume cover crop. Formerly called Tree & Vine Mix, this is our most popular cover crop for irrigated, mowed orchards, and vineyards.
Beautiful year-round and contains New Zealand White Clover which thrives in cool weather and shade and Strawberry Clover which loves heat, full sun and neutral to alkaline soils. Builds Nitrogen (at 165 lb/year/acre), provides nectar and habitat for beneficials, and grows low (to 16). Deep roots reduce soil compaction and erosion. Spreads by seed and runners and forms a dense sod which will support tractor work in wet weather.
Note: all perennial clovers have a tendency to increase slug and gopher populations monitoring is advised. Drill or broadcast in fall or spring on a firm seedbed. Plant .25 to .5 deep at 0.5-1.0 lb/1000 sq ft or 20-25 lb/acre.
NOTE to Certified Organic Growers: This is conventional seed, but all seeds are coated with Nitro-Coat Organic, which is an OMRI listed coating. This coating uses all organic ingredients: the proper rhizobacteria, a Calcium Carbonate coating that is naturally water absorbing to speed seed germination, and an OMRI listed organic adhesive.