Red Clover Single Cut


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Cover crops can be planted in spring, summer or fall! Remember that ¼ to ⅓ of your growing area should be planted to green manure cover crops every year. This ensures your soil stays healthy and productive.

Seeds will store for at least 1 to 2 years.


Red Clover is an extremely versatile plant species, making it one of the most widely used cover crop choices for growers across Canada and the United States. It thrives in many different soils and under variable growing conditions.  

It is often planted with other cover crop species to help improve fertility. A healthy stand of Red Clover can fix up to 120 lbs of nitrogen per acre (3 lbs/1000 sq. ft). Deep taproots also allow the plants to access nutrients lower down in the soil profile and slowly release them when the leaves and roots decompose.  

Red Clover attracts many beneficial insects, provides flowers for pollinators and supports microbial life in the soil. The thick roots create soil-penetrating channels allowing better internal drainage. 

Once established, Red Clover is a good weed suppressor. It can self-seed if left alone, be mowed 2 to 3 times per season and handle large amounts of foot traffic.  

When used as a cover crop, it can be planted as a winter annual, biannual or short-lived perennial. It is hardy to zone 3, however, easily survives winter in colder zones with good snow cover.

Can be used with EcoTea Seed Inoculant for increased nutrient efficiency, improved root development and higher disease resistance.


250g covers 1000 sq. ft
1 kg covers 4000 sq. ft

FOR PLANTING PURPOSES ONLY. Seed should not be used as food or feed.

Quick Guide

  • Latin Name: Trifolium pratense
  • Hardiness: Hardy Perennial Zone 2-3 
  • Growth Rate: Medium
  • Germination: 7-10 days
  • Planting Dates: Mar 10-Jun 15, Aug 15-Oct 15  
  • Seeding Rate: 250-500g per 1000 sq. ft (11-22kg per acre)
  • Max Planting Depth: 0.25” or broadcast and tamp to 0.25” deep
  • Growth Habit:   Succulent upright plant 12-24” with light pink flowers
  • Benefits: Adds nitrogen, deeply penetrating roots loosen soil, widely adapted and versatile 
  • Sun Exposure: Part Shade to Full Sun
  • Usual Seed Life: 3-5 years
  • Cover Crop Management: Allow plants to establish, then cut 1 to 2 times per season, leaving plant material to decompose on soil surface. Till after 2 to 3 years.  

Highest Quality Standards

Our cover crop seed comes from high-quality stock and is tested for germination. We've selected the best varieties available to maximize each species' potential.

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