We've been planting clovers on heavy upland soils for 25 years now. I have some favorites, and the deer have some favorites - its not always the same. The deer like white clovers best for me - and Ladino is the white I like the best. It establishes well spring or fall but I like fall best. White clovers never get very tall and weeds creep in - I don't spray either - I only mow for weed control in clovers. When grasses get more than 1/3 - I start to think about rotating to corn/beans or turnips. For clovers planted in crop rotation - I like a 2-3 year Medium Red plot. Fall planted with rye is best for me. And in the next two years - it grows well enough on our soils to build soil Nitrogen and dominate. The deer like it - but not like they like white clovers. This is a good example of YEAR 2 red clover plot - and same plot Year 3 Same YEAR 3 plot summertime - after at least one mowing - red clovers get stalky - but the deer can still relate - I like the ladino for mini-plots - its a little more like a deer candy Red clover likes the drier soils, whites can handle wetter soils a bit better. I don't like to mix them - I used to but I do not anymore - they get mowed differently and I like the way a single variety can dominate the broad leafs in the last picture are horseradish. Its an old grounds at the original homestead that burnt down in the 1940s. couple old foundations here - and great soil from the old farm. barnyard basically.