Of all the forage graminaceous plants, it is the hardiest species in terms of adaptability and tolerance of stresses, although it prefers cool, irrigated environments.
It lasts for a long time (7-8 years) making it suitable for inclusion in long-lasting meadow or pasture mixes.
It produces excellent quality forage in terms of digestibility and palatability. Sowing must take place on carefully prepared soil, considering that it takes a while to settle and therefore requires rolling after sowing.
Autumn sowing is best if planting for pure meadow and must be carried out by mid-September to give the plant to become established before the winter.
Spring sowing takes place in March.
Use: Fresh forage or hay-making
Plant: Medium-tall in size, tolerates lodging.
Sowing period: Early autumn or spring.
Sowing rate: 50 – 60 kg/ha
Features: Variety selected by Padana Sementi Elette starting from an eco-type of the Veneto pre-Alps that had been improved. Its genetic origin has made it possible to obtain a variety that stands out not only for its productivity, but also for its significant capacity to adapt to cooler climates, as well as warmer, drier climates.
Suitable both for cultivating pure and forming mixes for permanent meadow, where it shows long persistence and good production stability.