Alpine II Orchardgrass is a top-rated, very late-maturing orchardgrass. Late-maturing orchardgrasses can quickly become disease susceptible varieties with lower yield potential, which isn’t the case with Alpine II. It’s able to produce high-quality, disease-free forage later in the season, making it the industry’s go-to for very late orchardgrass, especially as a companion crop with alfalfa, red clover or other legumes. Alpine II performs well in university variety trials in Kentucky and Wisconsin, as well as New York and Pennsylvania. Alpine II Orchardgrass exhibits superb agronomic traits such as strong seedling vigor, quick establishment, and high winterhardiness as well.