New Certified Organic Freedom Red Clover (w/Apex Green™)
Organic Freedom (w/Apex Green™) is a popular Barenbrug red clover cultivar named because of its freedom from pubescence (non-glandular hairs) and is one of the latest red clovers developed exclusively for Barenbrug USA with a new mildew resistant trait. Freedom promotes faster drying in the field and reduces the chance for loss of quality due to untimely rainfall, making Organic Freedom ideal for hay production. Organic Freedom through breeding offers producers improved winter-hardiness and persistence.
Organic Freedom is also very palatable and nutritious making it a high forage quality variety for grazing mixtures. Red clovers as a species are excellent nitrogen producers and one of the fastest establishing legumes.
Organic Freedom Red Clover is coated and pre-inoculated with an OMRI listed coating and inoculation for improved establishment and growth.
*Details on seed coatings, inoculations and our OMRI certificate are available on our Resources Page.
*Organic seeds and grains are grown by organic growers that adhere to the strict organic practices that are required by organic producers. No chemical fertilizer, insecticides or herbicides are allowed in producing this seed. Genetic purity is maintained throughout the production and processing of this seed.
Plant at 1/4″ depth. An ideal soil bed is moist, fertile and firm. A soil test is recommended for proper plant establishment and growth. Red clovers can be planted, broadcast or frost-seeded successfully.
Graze or cut for hay when the red clover is ¼ to ½ in bloom. A second cutting or successive grazing should occur when red clover is ¼ in bloom. Leave at least 2 to 3 inches of growth after each harvest. Care should be taken to eliminate or appreciably reduce bloating of livestock when grazing. Keep lime and fertilizers (phosphorus and potash) at the proper level.