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Red clover 'Raunis'

Species: Red clover

Variety title: ‘Raunis’    


Developed by hybridisation in 1958

Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Derived Public Person State Priekuļi Cereal Breeding Institute

Authors of the variety:

A. Apinis


Included in List “A” of Plant Variety Catalogue since 1 January 2006.

Morphological description:


Perennial herb, 30-60 cm high and 45 cm wide. Leaves greyish-green, trifoliate, up to 5 cm long and 1 cm wide. Flowers red, combined in in 5-6 cm long and 2 cm wide heads, frequently in pairs. Flowers in June - August.

Economic characteristics:

Winter hardiness – good

Ripening - medium early, flowers in the second third of June

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

Productivity - dry matter productivity - 8 - 10 t ha-1
Seed crop - medium to high (0.3-0.5 t ha-1)


Nutritive value - high

Susceptibility to diseases:

Disease resistance - medium.


Grass mixtures for feed. Combines well with timothy grass, perennial ryegrass and meadow fescue.


Not very demanding in terms of soil. Grows best in cultivated sandy loam, loam soils with sufficient content of calcium.  Since 2008 has been recommended for growing at biological farms.

For information:

Baiba Ošmane