Albert Lea Seed

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Orchardgrass

Orchardgrass is a very high-yielding, bunch-type grass that is an excellent companion grass with alfalfa or red clover. It starts growth early in spring and develops rapidly. It can be used for hay, pasture, silage, or green chop. Orchardgrass is more drought and heat tolerant than Timothy, perennial ryegrass, or Kentucky bluegrass. It will generally persist longer than other cool-season grasses in frequently cut, properly managed alfalfa mixtures.

Latar Orchardgrass

  • Tall-growing and productive
  • Heads out later than Potomac but earlier than Baridana
  • Tolerant to shade
  • Fairly drought tolerant
  • Moderate winter-hardiness
  • Seed 3-5 lbs/acre in a mix or 8-12 lbs/acre straight

Potomac Orchardgrass

Economical Choice

  • Productive
  • Tolerant to shade
  • Fairly drought resistant
  • Moderate winter hardiness
  • Poor alfalfa companion
  • Seed 3-5 lbs/acre in a mix or 8-12 lbs/acre straight

HLR Orchardgrass (Out of Stock)


  • From Barenbrug
  • Later maturing than Latar and less clumpy
  • High in digestibility
  • Good winter-hardiness
  • Good rust resisitance
  • Seed 3-5 lbs/acre in a mix or 8-12 lbs/acre straight