Hallmark Orchardgrass Seed - Hallmark is widely used for pasture, hay and silage in the cool climate growing areas. This Orchardgrass seed can be mixed with clover for hay production as well as increased forage yield. Hallmark orchard grass is considered a very leafy, early to medium variety with excellent hardiness and persistence. Hallmark was developed in Indiana and released in the early 1970’s, it has been a consistent producer for hay, forage, and silage and is very comparable to Potomac and Sterling orchard grasses. With a broad area of adaptation, Hallmark orchard grass has performed exceptionally well from the Pacific Northwest through the central plains to the mid Atlantic states. Performing well on soils with moderately poor drainage, Hallmark also exhibits early spring growth and strong growth in the fall. Hallmark orchard grass also combines exceptionally well with legumes, developing a very productive stand for many years and a great pasture grass seed mixture. This variety matures earlier than Potomac.
Seed Rate: 15 - 25 lbs. per acre
Seed Depth: 1/4 - 1/2 inch
Planting Time: Spring - Fall (after the last chance of frost) (60 days prior to frost in the Fall)
pH: 6.0 - 7.0
Fertilizer: 25-30 units of nitrogen per acre
*Combine with Red Clovers, Ladino Clover or Alfalfa for Hay production
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