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Berseem Clover Seeds

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Berseem clover suppresses weeds, prevents erosion, and fixes nitrogen in the soil. Often called the “king of forage” Berseem germinates rapidly, grows quickly, and produces abundant biomass which breaks down to replenish organic matter. Attracts pollinators and other beneficial insects. A green manure crop that does not re-seed in the garden. (Trifolium alexandrinum)
key features
Botanical Name
Trifolium alexandrinum
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Ideal Region
Northeast, Southeast, Midwest, West, Southwest, Pacific Northwest
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Bee Friendly, Groundcover, Easy To Grow, Naturalizes, Soil Enhancing


16-20” tall and wide. Berseem clover is widely adaptable to all but sandy soils and is tolerant of soil salinity. A heavy nitrogen producer, especially on infertile soils. Berseem is a warm-season crop sown in the spring in northern states where it grows as a summer annual. In the south, sow seeds late summer or early fall for a winter annual cover. Can also be sown in August for late-summer cover in both regions. Berseem is the least winter-hardy of the clovers, making it an easy cover crop to winter kill. Mow plants when they reach 14 inches. Plants may re-sprout from the crown to produce additional biomass. Plow cuttings into soil for green manure or allow to decompose on the soil surface.