Mintaro is a new mid season Trifolium subterraneum ssp. brachycalycinum cultivar released as an alternative to the cultivar Rosedale for use in long-term pasture phases (3-5 years) on neutral to alkaline soils. As an annual pasture legume, Mintaro can be used for high quality pasture feed for grazing by livestock and regenerates annually from seed. It can also be conserved as forage or hay.
The contents of this Primefact include information on the pasture type and use of Mintaro, its origin, area of adaptation, flowering, minimum average rainfall required, seeds and seed production, insect and disease tolerance, leaf and flower markings, rhizobia and nitrogen fixation, companion species, and the advantages of sowing Mintaro.