This legume is often used in grass mixtures for a predominantly cutting regime. Red clover is one of the fastest establishing legumes and can even be grown on more acid soils. The main draw back is limited persistence and winter-hardiness. Through breeding, improvement has been made on these characteristics.
Start red clover is a non-typical variety. It has been bred for both persistence and quality. Unlike other varieties, it has very fine stems and will withstand high traffic. This makes Start a perfect variety in grazing mixtures. In hay situations, Start red clover impresses with high yields and reduced drying time.