Promesse Organic Timothy

$5.03 per lb
Total (50 lbs): $251.50

Promesse is an early maturing variety with excellent dry matter yield. Get yours here!

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Weight: 50 lbs Seed Rate: 10 to 12 lbs/acre Stock Status: Out of stock Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 Brand:

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Promesse timothy is an early maturing variety. Its dry matter has out yielded other timothy varieties. Promesse is known for its palatability and excellent hay quality. Timothy is the latest heading of all cool-season perennials. It is well suited as dry cow hay due to its low uptake of minerals such as potassium. It makes excellent horse hay. Timothy has a shallow root system allowing great spring production with poor performance in the heat and drought. However, it does well on heavy, wet, and peaty soils. The small bulb at the base stores nutrients giving it persistence through the drought and heat periods. Promesse blends well with pastures mixes and forage crops when cutting for hay. 

  • Extremely leafy
  • Early maturing, 3 days earlier than Climax
  • Superior in mixes
  • Resistant to leaf rust, leaf spot and purple eyespot


Choose an earlier heading variety of timothy when combining with alfalfa because timothy will not tolerate harvest during the jointing (stem elongation) and early heading stages. For top quality production, harvest Promesse at the late shotblade to early heading stage. It is important to cut timothy prior to bloom in order to maintain high quality hay. Keep the cutting height 3-4 inches for stand persistence. Does not graze well. Use a late heading variety for grazing. It tolerates mechanical harvest well, with proper fertility. Fall cuttings should be early enough to allow carbohydrate reserves to be replenished. Early application of nitrogen will significantly boost production.


Timothy can be spring or late summer planted. It needs to be planted into a very firm seedbed keeping the depth 1/8 to 1/4 inch. It is slow to establish so control weed pressure and leave 4 to 6 weeks from seeding date to summer drought for spring plantings and the same period before frost for fall plantings. In the South, timothy is often fall planted as a cover crop, harvested or grazed in the spring and then killed off to make way for spring crops. 

Promesse Timothy Tech Sheet

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Weight 50 lbs