Inkara- Crimson clover

Winter active and high yields


  • Crimson clover
  • Annual overwintering clover 
  • Indigenous variety originating from pre-alpine region of Slovenia

  • Good resistance of low temperatures, logdging and diseases
  • very high yields, with medium to large content of crude proteins 
  • Primarily used for the production of fresh feed


    Inkara is an annual overwintering clover with medium to high height with large, dark green leaves that have no brighter spots. It blossoms in the second half of April or the first half of May. It has good resistance to low temperatures, lodging and diseases. The yields are very large, with medium to large content of crude proteins. It is used primarily for fresh feed; it is also suitable for making a blend with Italian rye-grass and other annual overwintering catch crops.


    Inkara is a Crimson clover: a native species of Southern Europe and is characterized by its early germination and vigour. The seed coat of the species is very permeable and germination may occur with the lightest rain after the seeds have matured. Crimson clover is mainly used as a green feed or early hay crop in Europe, parts of the United States, Australia and South America (Argentina). It can be used in mixtures with Lolium multiflorum. Also can be sown early in combination with wheat or oats for grazing.


    Inkara characteristics

    Rainfall required: 450mm+

    pH-range (CaCl2): 4,5 – 7,5

    Flowering: Mid-season

    Self-regeneration: Low

    Growth habit: Erect

    Establishment: Very fast

    Application: Mainly silage/hay, light grazing

    Sowing rate: 4-10 kg/ha, in mix with grasses and legumes

    Crimson clover
    Annual clovers

    Annual clover offers a range of grazing, hay and silage options with multiple benefits including nitrogen fixation, weed control rotations and disease breaks. The addition to grass or hay can increase feed quality, protein content and provide nitrogen for grass or cereal growth.