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'Shoshone' Sainfoin

'Shoshone' Sainfoin

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Onobrychis viciifolia

Origin: Mediterranean Europe and Middle East

Improvement status: Cultivated

Seeds per packet: ~3,000

Germination tested: 07/2021: 65% (Hard seed: 1%  Dormant seed: 0%)

Life cycle: Herbaceous Perennial

Zones: 5-9

A forage legume, similar to alfalfa, and great soil improver for marginal croplands. Cover crop and cut back high to encourage tap root growth in compacted or degraded soils. Suitable in a forage mix for deer, elk, cattle, and sheep. Can be cut as hay. Winter hardy and drought tolerant. High protein, nitrogen fixer.

3' H. Full Sun. Dry to Medium Soil. 

These seeds were produced by our friends at Ernst Conservation Seeds in Meadville, PA.

Growing Tips: Direct broadcast seed or drill in cool season temperate regions.