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Awnless Brome Grass seed

Awnless Brome Grass seed


Awnless Brome Grass should be cut for seed when the spikelets have a brownish-violet tint. If cut too early the seed will be light and of poor quality. It is safe to let it ripen thoroughly before cutting as the grass holds the seed well. The same methods of harvesting and curing may be used as for cereals.

Quality of seed:

The seeds are light brown with a characteristic purple tint, almost half an inch long, flat and light. The glume has sometimes a short awn at the top, but as a rule it is awnless and blunt. The seed usually contains a good deal of chaff and broken straw. Good seed weighs fourteen pounds per bushel.