Hairy Vetch - Item #11627

Hairy Vetch - Item #11627

Hairy Vetch is one of the most versatile and winter hardy legume crops. Can be grown alone or mixed with a cereal grains to produce a very high quality forage crop. Hairy Vetch is one of the most winter hardy legumes sometimes used as a cover crop and is a good nitrogen fixer. Likes a Ph between 6 and 7 and has high Phosphorus and Potash requirements. Being more winter hardy than common vetch, it has the potential to withstand temperatures in excess of 5 degrees with no cover and has an extensive root system to withstand drought.  

Planting Date: September 1 to November 15

Planting Rate: 1 pound per 1000 sq/ft for small area.

Broadcast Rate: 20 to 40 lbs per acre.

Drill Rate: 15 to 20 lbs per acre

Coverage Depth: 1/2" maximum

Maturity: June to July