Egyptian clover – has a slightly lower yield compared to Persian clover, and also, according to specialists, flowering is also later in Lithuania than Persian clover. The quality of the grass is good, the digestibility is excellent, so these plants are comparable to alfalfa fodder in terms of protein content.
Use: annual, suitable for fodder or green fertilizer. It does not tolerate long-term trampling, so grazing in these crops is possible only if there is no other alternative. Suitable for bee “pastures”. Accumulates atmospheric nitrogen.
Cultivation features: grows best in neutral, medium and lighter (but not sandy) soils. It does not tolerate heavy, water-soaking clay soils, its roots are abundant, so the soil must not “boil” in order to have enough opportunities for its development.