Flax (also known as Linseed), is an annual, warm-season flowering plant. Although grown commercially as an oil/fibre crop, it has a place in cover cropping.
Flax is often used as a companion crop in warm-season mixtures with the aim of attracting and maintaining pollinators in the orchard - throughout the year.
Builds organic matter
Attracts insect predators - acting as a "trap crop"
Climatic & Soil Conditions
Annual, warm-season broadleaf
Suited to varied climatic conditions and soils
Low nutrient demand
Flowering can last 2-4 weeks