Fall Rye

Fall Rye

SKUS: CC110A, CC110B, CC110C, CC110D, CC110S
Fall Rye is a soil builder. This cereal grain grows quickly in the fall and survives winter weather even in zone 3. It bursts into growth in the spring so try to turn under or cut back before it reaches 30cm (12"). Read More

Exposure Full-sun to partial shade

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More details about Fall Rye

Secale cereale. Fall Rye is a soil builder. This cereal grain grows quickly in the fall and survives winter weather even in zone 3. It bursts into growth in the spring so try to turn under or cut back before it reaches 30cm (12"). It is harder to turn under when it is 1m (3') tall. Extensive roots loosen topsoil and improve drainage. Plant Fall Rye cover crop seeds in mid September for best results, but fall rye will germinate as late as early November. Use 50kg (110 lb) per acre. 500g covers 438 ft.

(Open-pollinated seeds)

Quick Facts:

    • Soil builder
    • Extensive roots loosen topsoil and improve drainage
    • Grows quickly
    • Survives winter weather, even in zone 3
    • Open-pollinated seeds

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All About Fall Rye

Latin

Latin
Secale cereale
Family: Poaceae

Exposure:

Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Timing

Timing
Plant fall rye 6-8 weeks before the first frost date for best results. The seeds will germinate as late as early November. A spring crop can be planted March through April. Hardy to Zone 3: -40°C (-40°F).

Starting

Starting
Sow seeds 2-4cm (1-1½") deep.

Growing

Growing

After its burst of spring growth, turn rye under or cut it back before it reaches 30cm (12") tall. Allow three weeks after tilling before planting the next crop.

How to Fall Rye

Step 1: Timing

Plant fall rye 6-8 weeks before the first frost date for best results. The seeds will germinate as late as early November. A spring crop can be planted March through April. Hardy to Zone 3: -40°C (-40°F).

Step 2: Starting

Sow seeds 2-4cm (1-1½") deep.

Step 3: Growing

After its burst of spring growth, turn rye under or cut it back before it reaches 30cm (12") tall. Allow three weeks after tilling before planting the next crop.

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