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Vernal Alfalfa Seeds

SKU: AM016072
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1 pound
5 pounds $7.39/lb
25 pounds $6.60/lb
50 pounds $5.90/lb
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Vernal Alfalfa can be planted as a cover crop and will attract wildlife to the area. It is extremely drought-tolerant. Perennial. (Medicago sativa)
key features
Botanical Name
Medicago sativa
Seed Life Cycle
Growing Zones
Zone 3, Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9
Light Requirements
Full Sun
Seed Coverage
1 lb covers 2,420 sq ft.
5 lbs covers 12,100 sq ft.
25 lbs covers 1.25 acres
50 lbs covers 2.75 acres
Bee Friendly, Naturalizes, Soil Enhancing


A long time industry standard, Vernal Alfalfa was introduced by the University of Wisconsin in the 1950s as an outstanding winter hardy alfalfa for northern climates. A cool season grower, it produces the most growth in spring and fall. Vernal Alfalfa prefers full sun, is deep-rooted and is very drought-tolerant. It prefers sandy to loamy soils, but will tolerate most well-drained soils if the pH is between 6.4-7.5. It blooms with charming purple flowers in late spring.