Aroostook Winter Rye


An early-heading variety currently favored in organic no-till systems with a roller-crimper.

  • USDA-selected winter rye variety
  • Excellent as cover crop after full-season crops
  • Good spring recovery and early-season vigor
  • Very tall variety, early maturity
  • No-till planting rate: 3-4 bu/acre

$19.00 / 50lb Bag

Aroostook Winter Rye
Performance Table
Species NameDrilledBroadcast/AerialIn MixApprox. Seeds/lbSeeding Date RangeSeeding DepthWinter Kill
Aroostook Winter Rye50-100120-15025-7518,000Aug-Nov½- ¾ inchNO
Winter Rye (VNS)50-100120-15025-7518,000Aug-Nov½- ¾ inchNO
Cover Crop Barley72-96120-14448-6414,300Mar-May, Aug-Sept½- ¾ inchYES
Cover Crop Brand Oats80-96128-14448-6416,000Mar-May, Aug-Sept½- ¾ inchYES
RootMax Annual Ryegrass15-2025-304-5227,000Mar-May, Aug-Sept¼ - ½ inchYES
20-2530-355-1018,000Mid-May- Early July½ - 1 inchYES
Buckwheat50-100NA15-2515,000May-Aug½ - 1½ inchYES
3-4NA1-25,000April-Aug1 – 3½ inchYES
Phacelia7-12NA3-5220,000Aug-Sept¼ inchYES

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Additional information

Weight 51 lbs
Dimensions 18 × 5 × 38 in
Purchase Options

1-9 Bags, 10-39 Bags, 40-199 Bags, 200+ Bags