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.
Promesse, in dry matter yield tests have out yielded other timothy varieties, including Climax, by 5 - 10%.
Promesse is highly resistant to leaf rust, leaf spot and purole eyespot.
Preferred Growing Conditions
- Early maturity
- Superior resistance to lodging
- High yields
- Extremely leafy
- Not saline or drought tolerant
- Not tolerant to continuous grazing