McDonalds Seeds

Temperate Legumes

BOTANICAL NAME
CULTIVAR
TIME TO SOW
SOWING RATE
SITE PREFERENCE
UTILIZATION
Trifolium repensG Huia / LadinoMid Feb – April2 – 3Fertile in moist bottomland or irrigated soils.Combines well with the ryegrass, fescue and cocksfoot. Withstands heavy grazing pressure.
Trifolium VesiculosmYuchi (annual)Mid Feb – April10All soils preferably irrigated.Combines well with annual ryegrass. Grown on it’s own as a green manure or green chop.
Trifolium pratenseKenland / G. Hamua. G. TuroaMid Feb – April5 – 6As above and heavy soils.Better summer grazing than White clover.
Trifolium SubterraneumMount BarkerFeb – April10 – 15Very adaptable.Early grazing in spring but out of phase with summer grazing.
Medicago sativaS.A. StandardFeb – April15 – 20Fertile well drained soils.Mainly used for hay and silage. Requires good management when grazed.
Medicargo scutellata Feb – April2 – 4Neutral to alkaline soils.Grows well in a temperate climate. For cool season utilization.
Lotus pedunculatusG. MakuFeb – April6 – 8Adapted to most soil forms.Drought resistant, tolerates acidity and wetness.
Lotus corniculatus    Lower yield than the Trifoliums.
Coronilla varia Feb – March5 – 10Most soil forms.Used for ground protection and as a pasture legume in low fertility areas.