With a blend of 2 annual clovers and 4 perennial clovers plus Chicory, there is something in here for even the pickiest deer.
AberLasting Clover is a long-lived hybrid perennial that was developed by crossing Caucasian clover with White clover, making it very persistent and drought tolerant. It is nitrogen fixing, fast growing, high in protein and highly digestible. With stolons above ground and rhizomes below, making a faster recovery from heavy grazing. AberLasting is able to maintain its leaf water content for far longer than conventional white clover, and has also shown excellent tolerance of cold temperatures and freezing and has great tolerance to clover root weevil.
Alsike Clover is a short-lived perennial cool-season crop lasting 2-3 years with a deep taproot and growing 24 to 36 inches tall. It does well on low, poorly drained soil and tolerates more alkalinity than most other clovers. Alsike Clover will tolerate flooding for longer periods, but it may be killed out if drought periods become prolonged. Alsike Clover is an extremely winter hardy perennial clover. A legume that is more adaptable to a variety of soil types and is extremely easy to grow in almost any condition.
Ladino Clover is a perennial superior clover more vigorous and faster growing than other white clovers. Known for its large leaves and high yields, is very palatable and a great improvement for grazing stands for wildlife. Ladino spread by stolons and fill in empty space in forage stands for more productive grazing. Ladino may be seeded conventionally when establishing a new plot, or may be frost seeded into an existing plot..
Chicory is a high yielding, broad-leaved perennial herb with a high mineral content, good digestible protein and low in fiber, an excellent food value for wildlife. It has been improved for greater disease resistance and is a very drought tolerant plant due to it's long tap root which significantly increases survival under grazing. Chicory also breaks winter dormancy earlier and is well managed in a mix with clovers or brassicas providing a longer growing season of high quality forage. A stand should last 3-5 years and will provide spring and summer food plot forage.
Dixie Crimson Clover is a cool season reseeding annual legume with an erect growth habit and a shallow taproot system. It is widely used for feeding and attracting deer, turkey, rabbits and other game species to food plot areas. Crimson is a widely adapted plant that tolerates different soil types and low pH soils. It is an excellent and dependable re-seeding clover that is early maturing. Crimson performs well in mixtures with small grains or later maturing clover. When planted in the fall, Crimson Clover produces more forage at low temperatures.
Balansa Fixation Clover, a cold-tolerant annual clover that establishes its robust root to support vigorous top growth. Flowers vary from white to pink and are attractive to bees. A nutritious and favored food source for deer and waterfowl, crude protein levels range from 22% - 28%. Tolerant to drought, heat, shade and low fertility soil types, will grow through short periods of standing water. Thrives in acid-soils with low pH values. Suppresses weeds, prevents erosion and keeps soil moist. Nitrogen collected is released into the soil for use by other crops.