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Purple Vetch (Vicia americana)

  • Most soil types
  • Late maturing variety
  • Suitable for grazing, hay or green manure
    • Purple vetch - Soft Seeded
    • Rainfall: 450mm-600mm+
    • pH: 5.0-8.0
    • Most Soil Types
    • Late maturing variety
    • Suitable for grazing, hay or green manure
    • Mostly grown as a mixture with cereals for hay
    Specifications
    Sowing rate (pure)
    20 - 25 kg/ha
    Sowing rate (mixture)
    10 - 15 kg/ha
    Vetch (Vicia sativa)

    Common vetches are an annual pasture/forage/grain legume, extremely palatable at all growth stages, from early green shoots, as dry matter/hay or silage through to seedpods and seeds over summer. It has very high feed values for animals as green plants and dry matter as well as grain. Vetches have...