Medicago sativa

Medicago sativa

Alfalfa

Medium to tall, moderately long-lived perennial; typically upright growth habit although some spreading varieties are available. Widely used for pasture, range and revegetation mixtures; poor acid tolerance, easily established. Fair drought tolerance, hardy and non-hardy varieties available. There are many improved varieties, including these popular varieties:Key, Ladak, Ladak 65, Ladak plus, Multi 5301, Rangelander, Ranger, Rhizoma, Rio, Spredor IV, Vernal, WL 319 HQ, Wrangler Please ask for specific information on any of the above varieties, and be sure to ask if interested in a variety not listed here.

Varieties: 
1080 High Country
L9111 MF
Ladak
Ladak 65
Matrix
Rangelander
Ranger
Rhizoma
Shaw
Spreader IV
Travois
Vernal
WL 319HQ
WL 343HQ
WL 354HQ
WL 363HQ
Wrangler

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Precipitation: 
15 
- 18 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Part Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Marginal
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Not Adapted

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Marginal
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
- 15 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
50.70 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
210,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Fall
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes
Bloat or Nonbloat: 
Bloat
Cold Hardiness: 
Nonhardy
Hardy