RC Chippewa is a new late season Midwest variety of upland switchgrass developed from Cave-in-Rock. It is a biomass type of switchgrass with fewer but thicker stems. Genetically improved for ease of establishment, erect growth and increased height. RC Big Rock is a large seeded variety selected for reduced seed dormancy and increased seedling vigor, and like Cave-in-Rock, grows well on diverse soil types in the Midwest and Northeast. Late-season maturity is approximately 1-2 days earlier than Cave-in-Rock.
Note: Germination rate of 95%. Sold in Bulk LBS
- Soil Types: Wide variety of soils
- Seeding Rate: 8-10 lbs. per acre
- Planting Depth: ¼ inch
- Planting Date: April-May