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​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.





Hay & Pasture

Root Habit


Plant Type


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


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

Approx. Seeds/lb


Seeding Rate lb/acre

3 - 6

Environmental Tolerances

Winter Hardiness


Drought Tolerance


Flooding Tolerance


Optimum PH

5.6 - 7.3

Acidity Tolerance


Alkalinity Tolerance


Salinity Tolerance


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