Berseem Clover

Planting Rate 5-10 LBS per Acre
Plant Height 2-3 FT
Seed Count 160,000 Seeds per LB
Botanical Name Trifolium alexandrinum
Yield 2 to 4 tons/ac
Life Cycle Annual
Environment Full Sun-Partial Shade
Preferred Sites Mesic
Flower Color Yellowish White
Pollinator Value Good
Grazing Value Excellent


Berseem Clover


Berseem clover is an annual forage legume suitable for hay, green chop, or as a green manure soil improvement crop. This clover also known as Egyptian clover makes an excellent cover crop and looks very similar to alfalfa with comparable forage qualities.


  • Harvest at 15 inches
  • Leave a stubble of at least 3 inches
  • Harvest to before blooming to maximize yields
  • Re-growth will be somewhat limited if it is cut after it has completed blooming
  • Excellent grazing for young livestock because of its high protein
  • Also excellent grazing forage for September/October period
  • Livestock must eat the Berseem clover fast enough so it isn’t allowed to bloom, or re-growth will be limited
  • Berseem Clover is not supposed to cause bloat
  • Fixes up to 100 pounds of Nitrogen per acre
  • Improves soil conditions when used as a green manure
  • 20-15# per acre, with Oats (3.5 bushel per acre)
  • 10-20# per acre into thinning alfalfa fields
  • Plant very early in the spring for maximum production


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