Kirk Crested Wheatgrass

  • Tetraploid type selected for vigour, yield and overall plant stature
  • Improved forage yield over Nordan and Fairway
  • Bred for the harsh Canadian environment
  • Most widely used variety of crested wheatgrass in Western Canada


Variety Kirk
Use Hay & Pasture
Root Habit Bunch-grass
Plant Type Basal
Preferred Growing Conditions Widely adapted; does best in medium to coarse well drained soils
Production Period Early Spring
Key Features
  • Tetraploid type
  • Suitable for hay or pasture
  • Forage quality drops quickly after heading
Approx. Seeds/lb 195,000
Seeding Rate lb/acre 10-15


Environmental Tolerances
Winter Hardiness Excellent
Drought Tolerance Excellent
Flooding Tolerance Low
Optimum PH 6.6 – 8.4
Acidity Tolerance Low
Alkalinity Tolerance Moderate to  High
Salinity Tolerance Low to Moderate

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