Berseem Clover


Berseam Clover


Berseam Clover is also called Egyptian clover, referencing its origin, Berseem clover has been a very important annual legume crop in the Nile Delta for thousands of years. Interest in Berseem in North America continues to grow for many uses, including: cover cropping, non-bloating forage production, green manure, and honey production.

Likes to stay warm.

Like all good things, berseem has its limits. A main one is cold temperatures. It dies when temperatures fall below 20° F for multiple days. Being a winter-susceptible annual in the North, berseem is used as a summer and fall annual, and as a winter annual in southern climates. Berseem wakes up after soil temperatures hit the mid 40°’s, but really starts to grow at 65° and warmer. It is susceptible to frost kill in spring plantings. Berseem has a shallow taproot making it susceptible to droughty conditions. Berseem does better on non-sandy soils and prefers more alkaline soils to acidic soils. It can tolerate a bit of wet ground.

Useful as a cover crop and with other grains.

Berseem is especially useful as a natural-kill cover crop and works very well with companion grain crops like oats, grasses, and alfalfa. It is also great for giving quick browse for wildlife.

Good eating.

Berseem’s fast growth converts into significant forage biomass and nitrogen. It has the ability to produce up to eight tons of dry matter (under irrigation).

Additional information

Weight 880 oz

55 lbs


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