Sweet Clover, Legumes
Botanical NameMelilotus officinalis
Additional CharacteristicsAttracts Pollinators, Erosion Control
Seeds Per Gram528
Seeds Per Pound239,500
Best Time To SowMarch-October
Broadcast Rate Per Acre10-20 lbs.
Seeds Per Ounce14,969
UsesForage, Green Manure, Nitrogen Fixation, No Till, Weed Suppression
Days To Maturity (# Days)60
Seeds Per Acre300 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.