Thunder Ryegrass
Thunder Ryegrass

Thunder is a new diploid ryegrass used extensively in Europe and Australia. Our tests are very promising in the Southeast.

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It is fast growing, has high palatability, and has eight-times the sugar content of Gulf Ryegrass. Our tests, so far, have shown it to yield 37 percent more than Marshall Ryegrass.

Planting Guide

Thunder Ryegrass is much more forgiving of wet soil than other Winter grazing crops. Ideal pH is wide, between 5.8 and 6.8, however it id forgiving on this front as well. An ideal soil temperature is 40 °F. The seed is best planted during the Fall, at a depth between 1/4" and 1/2". It will take 30 lbs. of Nitrogen at planting, and then sidedness during growing season. Add Phosphorus and Potash based on soil test. It grows fairly slowly during the Fall and then provides good Spring growth until April and early May.


Here’s what you can expect when you plant Petcher Seeds’ Thunder Ryegrass.

Scientific Name:

Lolium multiflorum L.

Seed Count:



Thunder Ryegrass should be planted during the Fall.

Planting Rate:

25 LBs. / acre (drilled), 50 LBs. / acre (broadcast)