Forerunner Triticale

  • Scientific name: X tritosecale
  • Facultative – can be planted spring or fall
  • High Yielding
  • Awnletted – expresses a short “dwarf beard”

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Quantity is per pound. Example: 1 = 1 lb, 2 = 2 lbs, 3 = 3lbs, etc. This is pure seed, not a live plant.


Forerunner triticale (X tritosecale) is a facultative growth habit triticale. It can be grown in the spring or the fall. Winter growth is semi-prostrate, dark green and mid-cold. hardy. It is considered “awnletted”, meaning it expresses a short “dwarf” beard.

Forerunner is tall, stiff, and exhibits mid-season maturity with a smooth to sparsely pubescent neck.

Forerunner Triticale (X tritosecale) is an excellent choice for silage, hay or cover crop. Forerunner should be cut and ensiled at “boot” or heading stage for maximum nutritional value. Forerunner is an “awnletted” variety. Forerunner can grow to average heights of 50-60 inches for forage purposes. Straw strength is good. The crop stands well with higher rates of nutrients. Stems are soft and palatable to livestock. The leaves on Forerunner are broad and long, providing a good leaf/stem ratio.

Forerunner triticale has found great favor in the Intermountain West and is one of our best-sellers. It is an excellent choice as a stand-alone item or as a component in a forage mix.

Recommended seeding rate 100-125 lbs per acre.

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