‘Tropic Sun’ sunn hemp was developed at the USDA Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) and the University of Hawaii College of Tropical Agriculture and Human Resources (CTAHR) as a cooperative cultivar release in 1983.
‘Tropic Sun’ is highly prized as a fast growing green manure crop for soil improvement. It will add up to 147lbs of nitrogen per acre, up to 2 tons of organic matter, and can greatly reduce plant parasitic nematode populations in a crop rotation system. It is also an excellent cover crop for controlling erosion, suppressing weeds, conserving soil moisture, improving the infiltration of water, delivering a slow release of nutrients, and is non-toxic to animals.
‘Tropic Sun’s’ qualities as a green manure are unmatched and would be ideal for any sized farm or garden.
Price breaks at 6-49 lbs and 50 lbs or more.