RC9601 Red Clover

1. RC9601 is adapted to and intended for use in the east central and north central United States. It has been tested in Indiana, Iowa, Kentucky, Michigan, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, and Wisconsin.

2. RC9601 is a diploid medium red clover. Its flower color is 22% light pink, 45% medium pink, 30% dark pink, and 3% red. Approximately 77% of the plants exhibit leaf markings, and 98% have hairs on the stems. RC9601 is highly resistant to northern and southern anthracnose and powdery mildew. It reaches 50% bloom approximately 2 days later than Arlington in the spring growth of the first year after the seeding year.

3. Seed increase is limited to one generation of breeder (syn 1), two generations of foundation (syn 2 or 3), and three generations of certified (syn 2, 3, or 4) classes. Breeder seed was produced in 1997 and is maintained in cold storage by FFR Cooperative. Length of stand allowed is 2 years for each of the breeder, foundation, and certified classes. Production of breeder and foundation seed classes is limited to the northwest United States.

4. Certified seed will first be offered for sale in 2002.

5. Application will not be made for Plant Variety Protection.

6. Information in this application may be forwarded to the P.V.P. office.

7. Variety name: Date submitted: December 1, 2001

Experimental designation: RC9601

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