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Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (Lb) - SCL631

Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (Lb) Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (Lb) Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (Lb)
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Vicia atropurpurea Cool season legume cover crop.

Most vigorous vetch, with consistently high yields in areas which do not drop below 20°F. Can be planted year-round in mild climates.

  • Application Rate: 1-3 lb/1000 sq ft or 40-60 lb/acre
  • Inoculant: Pea-Vetch or Garden Combination inoculant
  • Germination: Days
  • Plant Height: 3'
  • Uses: Valued as a green manure, honey plant, weed competitor, and forage when mixed with oats. Fixes nitrogen.
  • Facts to Note: Will grow on poor soils but fixes more Nitrogen on fertile, phosphorus-rich soil. Grows later into spring than other vetches, tolerates mowing or grazing.

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