Teff Grass Seed
Teff is a warm season grass. Plants are fine stemmed with large crowns and many tillers. Roots are shallow and develop a massive fibrous root system. Plant height at maturity is typically 3 to 4 feet, but varies depending on variety and environmental conditions. When harvested at the proper stage, crude protein will normally be in the 15% to 20% range.
Teff is easy to establish due to its rapid germination (3 to 6 days) provided seed is planted in a firm seedbed and the soil temperature is 65 degrees or higher. Plant after all risk of frost has passed. Seeding rates are 8 to 12 coated pounds per acre or 4 to 6 raw pounds per acre at a seeding depth of 1/8 to 1/4 inch. Planting deeper will usually result in a complete stand failure.