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Item Number: SCL631

Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)

Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)

Honey Bees Love the Purple Flowers

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.
USDA Certified Organic
Sold out until fall 2018.
Quantity Discounts for Organic Purple Vetch - Raw Seed (lb)
Buy 10 for $3.50 each
Buy 50 for $2.50 each
Buy 500 for $2.25 each
$5.50
/Lb Discount applied. Offer ends soon.

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Description

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.

Shipping Information

Ships from Northern CA.

Shipping Weight: 1.1 lb

Dimensions: 8.0"L x 5.0"W x 1.5"H

Features

  • Adds Significant Organic Matter
  • Attracts Bees/Butterflies
  • Attracts Beneficial Insects
  • Cold Hardy
  • Down to 25°F
  • Easily Established
  • Fixes Nitrogen
  • Good for Forage/Hay
  • Good for Weed Competition
  • Helps Control Erosion
  • Loosens Heavy Soils
  • Tolerates Mowing/Grazing

Characteristics

Organic Status: Certified Organic Product

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