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Brome grasses require high fertility levels and well-drained soils.


There are at least three major families of bromegrass: Smooth, Meadow and Mountain or Alaskan. However, only two of these, Meadow and Mountain, have been improved by European breeding programs. Improved bromegrass is quick to establish and provides a high quality, high yielding forage that works well as a companion with alfalfa.


Bromegrass requires high fertility levels and well-drained soils. Recommended seeding depth is 1/2".

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  • Late maturing and very high yielding
  • Higher feed quality than orchardgrass and holds quality even if in seed head
  • It is fast to establish but persists for only 3 years
  • Difficult to establish unless seeded in monoculture
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5,6
Fleet Meadow Brome
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  • More tolerant to grazing and higher in both yield and forage quality
  • It has excellent palatability and is a super dry-weather grass
  • Heading date similar to mid-range orchardgrass
Zones: 1,2,3,4,5