Hairy Vetch, Legumes
Botanical NameVicia villosa
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators
Seeds Per Gram31
Seeds Per Pound14,200
Best Time To SowMarch-October
Broadcast Rate Per Acre25-40 lbs.
Seeds Per Ounce888
UsesForage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Biomass, Weed Suppression
Days To Maturity (# Days)60
Seeds Per Acre20-25 lbs
Our Seed Promise
"Agriculture and seeds" provide the basis upon which our lives depend. We must protect this foundation as a safe and genetically stable source for future generations. For the benefit of all farmers, gardeners and consumers who want an alternative, we pledge that we do not knowingly buy or sell genetically engineered seeds or plants.
The mechanical transfer of genetic material outside of natural reproductive methods and between genera, families or kingdoms, poses great biological risks as well as economic, political, and cultural threats. We feel that genetically engineered varieties have been insufficiently tested prior to public release. More research and testing is necessary to further assess the potential risks of genetically engineered seeds. Further, we wish to support agricultural progress that leads to healthier soils, to genetically diverse agricultural ecosystems, and ultimately to healthy people and communities.
To learn more about the "Safe Seed Pledge" please visit www.councilforresponsiblegenetics.org.