This Mediterranean winter active grass has the ability to grow more winter feed and is later maturing than traditional fescues. This drought-tolerant species grows vigorously from Autumn to Spring whilst becoming dormant in Summer. Charlem is a deep-rooted, perennial grass that grows in tussocks, being an ideal Lucerne companion plant. This variety’s ability to produce very high dry matter levels and its palatability make it a great nutritious feed option throughout Winter and into early Spring.
- Sowing Rates 10-20kg/ha as a standalone crop or 4-10kg/ha as part of a mix
- Rainfall 450mm+
- Fescue is commonly sown with Phalaris or cocksfoot. Avoid sowing with ryegrass as it will crowd out fescue seedlings
- Will cope in poorly drained soils and occasional waterlogging.
Seed pricing is per 25kg bag. Orders exceeding 1-tonne will be provided in bulk bags unless otherwise specified. Pricing is excluding GST and ex Bell Seeds. Pricing is subject to change without notice. Blend components may vary subject to product availability.