Albion tetraploid perennial ryegrass was first developed in France. Although perennial ryegrass isn’t usually known for its drought tolerance, Albion perennial ryegrass is a bit different. It offers excellent performance in areas that are capable of experiencing long periods of drought. Albion has shown excellent performance throughout the United States, especially under hot-humid and hot-dry conditions. Albion actually has such great summer performance that it is being sold as far south as southwest Missouri, typically not an area that ryegrass will thrive. It produces plentiful, high quality forage long after other grass have wilted and gone dormant.
- Seeded alone: 30 lbs./acre
- Seeded in mixes: 15 lbs./acre
- Seeding depth: 1/8 – 1/2 inches
- Number of seeds per pound: about 250,000
- Maturity: Late
- Persistence: Excellent
- Uses: Great in both hay and pasture mixes; safe for wildlife; dairy & beef cattle; sheep & goats.
Albion Perennial Ryegrass is highly productive and forms a dense pasture. Plant 25 to 35 pounds per acre February through April or September through October.