As Crimson Clover plants produce a great number of heads, containing numerous blossoms, a large amount of seed is generally developed. Favourable weather, however, is necessary during harvesting, as the quality of the seed is affected by rain. The seeds are easily shed and it is therefore advisable to cut when the heads are wet with dew, to handle the crop with the utmost care and to thresh it as soon as possible. The average crop is from four to five bushels to the acre.
Quality of seed:
Crimson Clover seeds are much larger than those of Red Clover. They are egg-shaped, plump and shiny yellowish brown with an orange tint. The legal weight is sixty pounds per bushel.