Alfalfa

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Binomial Name Medicago sativa
Taxon Species
Description Alfalfa is a member of the pea family Fabaceae that can be grown as a summer cover crop, for hay, or as a sprout for fresh eating. As a cover crop, it is a strong nitrogen fixer and it's long taproots break up compacted soil. Like all legumes, it benefits from an inoculant at planting. The plant bears some resemblance to clover and has small purple flowers.
Companions Persian Lime Mandarin
Sun Requirements Full Sun
Growing Degree Days
Sowing Method Direct seed
Spread (diameter)
Row Spacing
Height 100 centimeters

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