Produces significant biomass above and below ground.
Tolerates extreme heat and drought conditions.
Sunn Hemp is a tropical warm season legume. It grows rapidly (5,000lb/ac biomass common) and sequesters significant amounts of nitrogen. (Note the size of nodules in the pictures). Sunn Hemp can also be grazed. It is known for thriving in high heat and low rainfall conditions. Sunn Hemp is an excellent cover crop planted after wheat harvest. In addition it winterkills making spring management easy!
Type: Nitrogen Fixer (Legume)
Planting Timing: June 1- 8 weeks before killing frost.