Kobe & Korean Lespedeza Seed Mix - This Lespedeza mix contains 50% Kobe and 50% Korean lespedeza seed. Kobe and Korean Lespedeza are warm season legumes that have heavy seed production. Lespedeza seed varieties are great for summer food plots, erosion control and are commonly interseeded in pastures for added nutrition. Kobe and Korean Lespedeza are especially popular in food plots for Turkey, Quail and other game birds.
Type: Warm Season Annual Legume
Origin: Eastern China, Korea, Japan
Adaptations: Wide adaptation in the South and Central Climates.
Soil: Well drained, clay or loamy soil. Tolerates acidic soil, poorer soil types.
Uses: Hay, pasture, erosion control, wild game food for deer, turkey and quail.
Benefits: Easy to establish, low maintenance. Low fertilizer and lime requirements.
Nutrition: High quality in mid to late summer.
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Seed Rate: 30 lb. per acre or 1 lb. per 1000sq. ft.
Seed Depth: 1/2 inch deep
Planting Time: February - March
pH: 6-6.5 for best results
Fertilize: 200 lbs. of 10-10-10 per acre at establishment - lime soil if pH is below 5.0.
Grazing: If grown in pasture with other grasses, graze to keep grass from shading out the Lespedeza. Allow Lespedeza to go to seed once per year to maintain pasture.