Alfalfa Honey is produced from the plant species Fabaceae Alfalfa, a perennial flowering plant that resembles clover, with clusters of small purple flowers followed by fruits spiralled in 2 to 3 turns containing 10-20 seeds.
These clusters provide some difficulty for pollinating and often this plant is pollinated by younger less experienced bees, due to the nature of the blossom. (The petals are said to "smack a bee in the face" upon pollination) Since the honey is more difficult to pollinate Alfalfa Honey is not as common as many other varietals.
Light and delicate, this honey crystallizes rather quickly as it has a low fructose to glucose ratio. Alfalfa honey is clear to light amber in color with a pleasant, mild flavor, often with notes of vanilla and grassy undertones.