Sainfoin

Sainfoin - Onobrychis viciifolia - Esparcette - Esparsette - Sainfoin
Sowing rate
40 kg/ha
Season
Summer
Sowing depth
2-3 cm
Row distance
15-25 cm
Fertilizer
Basal fertilizer application
Note

These highly nutritious plants were an important forage species for heavy duty working horses in agriculture, and are still an excellent source of nectar for honey production as well as pollen for bee food. Sainfoin is difficult to establish as pasture, is not persistant in grassland and only yield one crop of hay or seeds per year.