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Alsike clover 'Namejs'

Species: Alsike clover

Variety title: ‘Namejs’    


Obtained by making a selection


Developed from Swedish variety ‘Tetra’, by obtaining tetraploid plants and making selection

Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Derived Public Person State Priekuļi Cereal Breeding Institute

Authors of the variety:

A. Apinis


The variety has been included in List “A” of Plant Variety Catalogue since 1 January 2006.

Morphological description:

Brief and clear

 The variety is tetraploid, characterised by long (80-120 cm) medium coarse stems, large, dark green leaves, leaf width (2.2 cm) length (3.2 cm).

Economic characteristics: Brief and clear

Ripening - medium early, flowers in late June, early July, the seeds ripen at the end of the first third and at the beginning of the second third of August.

Regrowth rate - good, provides 2 full hay harvests during vegetation period

Productivity - Green mass crop - high, when mown twice, yields 60-80 t ha-1
Seed crop - medium (0.2-0.3 t ha-1)
Dry matter crop - 9-10 t ha-1


Nutritive value - high

Susceptibility to diseases:

Disease resistance - medium.


For creation of mowed grasslands and pastures

·         in mixtures, sow together with meadow fescue, timothy-grass and Kentucky bluegrass,

·         can be used as a good nectar plant,

·         since 2008, the species has been included in the lists of plants for biological farming.


Grows well in cultivated, moist mineral soils and cultivated grass bogs, places, where red clover grow worse. Sowing rate in mowed grassland mixtures 6-8 kg ha-1, in seed fields 8 kg ha-1.

For information:

Baiba Ošmane