Gulf Annual Ryegrass Seed

Gulf Annual Ryegrass Seed is perfect to plant in Winter. This Oregon-grown, premium quality grass seed provides quick, temporary cover. It’s fast to germinate, so you’ll be able to see results shortly after applying the bag of annual ryegrass seed. Fast to germinate

Quick cover seed provides temporary cover

Oregon-grown, premium quality grass seed

50 lb. bag of annual ryegrass seed


Gulf Annual Ryegrass Seed

Gulf Annual Ryegrass Seed – King Feed and Hardware

Gulf Annual Ryegrass Seed is the best grass seed to plant in Fall and Winter in Wimberley, Texas. Ryegrass Seed will keep your grass green during the cold months of Winter in Texas. Gulf annual ryegrass is a very popular grass for overseeding Southern pastures for winter forage. It is also used to overseed warm-season lawn grasses to provide a green, economical grass cover from fall to spring. To read about this product, please click here.
This ryegrass is an erect, robust cool-season bunch grass that reaches a height of 3 to 4 ft. Plants are yellowish-green at the base and have 12″ long glossy leaves. This species has a heavy, extensive fibrous root system. Annual ryegrass has small seeds (approximately 190,000 seeds per pound) that germinate rapidly. This grass seed is mentioned in our November garden blog.
Annual Ryegrass Seeding Rate:
  • Lawns: 5 – 10 lbs. per 1000 sq.ft. heavily seeded for a beautiful thick stand.
  • Pastures: 20-40 lbs per acre broadcast, or 20 lbs. per acre drilled.



Gulf annual ryegrass is used for lawn, pasture and forage applications around the world.

Natural reseeding is common.

Can be seeded with other cool season grasses and legumes.

Planting Guidelines:

Seeding rate: 25 – 40 lbs per acre

Seed depth: .25 inch

Planting time: Fall – Winter

Soil pH range: 5.5 – 7.5

Gulf Annual Rye Seed Information

  • Planting Time: Cooler, Winter Months
  • Type: Annual
  • Maintenance: Low
  • Applications: Pastures, Grazing, Soil Conservation, Weed Suppression, Improve Crop Quality, Inhibit Disease and Pests
  • Germination Period: 7-14 days
  • Climate: Higher elevations, cooler, humid climates
  • Seed Rate: 40 lbs. per acre (Broadcast); 20 lbs. per acre (Grain Drill)
  • Seed Depth – ¼ to ½ inch


Annual Rye is a fast germinating seed that performs well when used to increase organic matter, suppress weeds and prevent erosion. It is also popular for grazing. The nurturing qualities of this seed makes it perfect for use in ‘living sod’ cash crop systems, as it reduces soil splashing, improves the quality of crops, and can even suppress diseases and pests. Farmers use it to improve their topsoil systems. It can be planted year round in higher elevations; otherwise, cooler winter months are recommended. Once well established, Annual Rye performs well in temporary waterlogged soils, however, it requires sun as it does not tolerate shade for long periods of time.

Gulf Annual Ryegrass Seed Growth Area

Care and Maintenance

  • Planting Conditions: Good Seed Bed
  • pH: 5.6 – 7.0
  • Recommended Fertilizer: OK to Soil Test
  • Watering Requirements: Medium Levels of Water
  • Mowing: Less Frequent; Grazing
  • Planting Instructions
  • Broadcast: 40 lbs. per acre
  • Grain Drill: 10 lbs. per acre (pure live seed in a well-prepared, weed free field)
  • Plant at a depth of ¼ to ½ inch.