It is the second most important butterfly fodder crop, with a similar value to alfalfa, and can be grown on less demanding, acid soils. It is a perennial and can be grown for fodder for 2-3 years. It has a richly branched root system and good drought tolerance, but is not as good as alfalfa.
GARANT: a high-yielding diploid variety with rapid initial development. Excellent resistance to fungal diseases. It is characterised by mid-early flowering. When sown in a mixture with its English, Italian or hybrid varieties, it provides excellent forage in terms of quantity and quality. It is the most widely sown euoropic red pea variety.
UNO: a medium-early, fast-flowering diploid variety. Resistant, long perennial, with a balanced yield.
It is spun, preserved or fed as hay. It has a swelling effect when green. On its rich root system, rhizobium bacteria fix significant amounts (80-170 kg/ha) of nitrogen, depending on microclimate and plant development.
Its dense stand, weed suppressive capacity and ability to set seed make it very suitable for use in greenhouses. It can be kept clean by mowing without chemicals. It flowers profusely, is a very good bee-feeder and an excellent source of food for several species of bumblebees in addition to the honeybee.
|Unit price (HUF/kg)
|25 kg / bag