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COMMON VETCH

#2199 | VICIA SATIVA

COMMON VETCH

#2199 | VICIA SATIVA

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Summary

Common vetch is a high-yielding winter annual legume used for forage, cover-cropping, wildlife and pollinator habitat.

Plant Characteristics
Taxonomy

Zone

Regional Growing Zone
1 - Northwest Coastal, 2 - California Coastal, 3 - Southern Mountain, 4 - Mountain, 5 - Midwest, 6 - Northeast Lakes, 7 - Great Lakes South, 8 - Appalacia, 9 - Southeast, 10 - South Florida
USDA Plant Hardiness Zones
2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10
Temperature Zone
Warm, Cool, Transitional

Plant Characteristics

Height
24" - 48"
Bloom Period
Early-Spring
Bloom Color
Purple
Leaf Color
Green
Growing Cycle
Annual
Growth Habit
Other
Sun Requirement
Full Sun

Plant Information

Planting Season
Fall
Plant Depth
1"
Minimum Soil Temp for Germination
42° F
Establishment
Easy

Seed Information

Seeds Per Pound
39,600
Kingdom
PLANTAE
Subkingdom
TRACHEOBIONTA
Super Division
SPERMATOPHYTA
Division
MAGNOLIOPHYTA
Class
MAGNOLIOPSIDA
Subclass
ROSIDAE
Order
FABALES
Family
FABACEAE
Genus
VICIA
Species
VICIA SATIVA

Coverage Area & Available Sizes

COVERAGE: 5-10 LBS PER ACRE

AVAILABLE SIZES:

Applications

Soil Stabilization & Erosion Control

Vetch’s capacity to provide a heavy mulch aids in soil and water conservation.

Cover Crop

Vetch is noted for its ability to fix large quantities of nitrogen.

Forage & Grazing

It is grown for hay, pasture, silage, seed, or as interim cover on disturbed soil.

Notes

Don’t forget to purchase the required inoculant for this product.

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