Hakari – Late-Maturing Bromegrass

  • Quick establishment
  • Impressive forage yields
  • Highly palatable and high in energy
  • Winter-hardy and disease resistant
  • Suited for hay production and grazing
  • Ideal for interplanting with legumes

Hakari Alaska brome (Bromus sitchensis) is bred in New Zealand and considered as the Matua for the colder climates of North America. It is very fast in establishment and regrowth. The feed quality is high and it can be used as a companion with alfalfa. Hakari is late maturing and very high yielding and not susceptible to smut.


The Brome genus is a large family of many varied grasses. Some species are extremely winter-hardy and persistent. Others exhibit an indeterminate seeding habit and persist through frequently dropped seed. Bromegrasses require high fertility levels and well drained soils. Bromegrasses, in general, do well when planted as a companion with alfalfa.

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