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Promesse

​Early Maturity

Promesse timothy is a variety selected for its earlier maturing characteristics. It is well suited for the farmer looking for the many advantages of Climax, but would like earlier maturity. It has performed well when used in pasture mixes, or blended with forage crops when cutting for hay. It grows well in a variety of soil conditions.

​Yield Results

Promesse, in dry matter yield tests have out yielded other timothy varieties, including Climax, by 5 - 10%.

​Disease Resistance

Promesse is highly resistant to leaf rust, leaf spot and purole eyespot.

Characteristics

Variety

Promesse

Use

Hay & Pasture

Root Habit

Bunch-grass

Plant Type

Basal

Preferred Growing Conditions

Adapted to cool, moist areas; good tolerance to waterlogged soils

Production Period

Spring - Summer

Key Features

  • Early maturity
  • Superior resistance to lodging
  • High yields
  • Extremely leafy

Limitations

  • Not saline or drought tolerant
  • Not tolerant to continuous grazing

Approx. Seeds/lb

1,200,000

Seeding Rate lb/acre

3 - 6

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness

Good

Drought Tolerance

Low

Flooding Tolerance

High

Optimum PH

5.6 - 7.3

Acidity Tolerance

High

Alkalinity Tolerance

Low

Salinity Tolerance

Low