Orchardgrass and Annual Ryegrass Mix

  • 65% Tucker Orchardgrass
  • 35% VNS Annual Ryegrass
  • High yielding
  • Very palatable, digestible forage
  • Mixes well with alfalfa
  • Inexpensive option for pasture and forage
  • Available ONLY in 50 pound bags.

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


Our Orchardgrass & Annual Ryegrass Mix is a mixture of 60% Tucker Orchardgrass (Dactylis glomerata) and 30% VNS Annual Ryegrass.

Orchardgrass is one of the most widely used forage grasses in North America. Orchargrass (Dactylis glomerata) is a widely distributed pasture grass, especially on irrigated pastures. It is used for hay, pasture or silage. It is highly palatable to all classes of livestock. It is one of the best forage grasses for use in pastures and combines well with other grasses and legumes. It has a dense network of roots and provides good erosion control. Orchardgrass is often used in seed mixes for upland game birds and conservation plantings. It is one of the earliest species to grow in the spring. It is a cool-season perennial bunchgrass introduced from Europe and Asia.

Tucker orchardgrass was developed from a five clone polycross from several top performing varieties. It is an early to medium maturity variety that exhibits high yields of palatable, digestible forage. Tucker is an excellent choice for mixing alfalfa for producing high quality hay for horses and cattle. It also mixes well with other cool-season grasses like tall fescue, perennial ryegrass, timothy, and brome.

Annual Ryegrass is a popular and widely used forage grass. It exhibits rapid establishment and quickly regrows after cutting. It produces high yields of quality forage. Annual Ryegrass is used primarily for fast forage production or quick cover in erosion control plantings. Millions of acres are planted in annual ryegrass every year in the united states.

Orchardgrass & Annual Ryegrass Mix is offered as an inexpensive option for pasture, hay and forage production.

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