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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 (sold separately)
- 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.