• aries
  • aries
  • aries
  • aries
  • aries
  • aries


Aries is an apomictic hybrid between two P. maximum accesses (P. maximum cv. Aruana x P. maximum cv. Centauro). It is a perennial forage grass with tussocks, great tillering capacity, narrow hairless leaves and light green color. The main characteristic of this cultivar remains on its regrowth capacity after grazing. It is very well accepted by beef cattle, horses, sheep and goats.

product Details

Origin: African materials selected and crossed by Matsuda
Scientific name: Panicum maximum cv. Aries
Soil fertility:: High
Growth habit: Decumbent tussocks
Height: 3.94 - 4.90 ft
Utilisation: Direct grazing and hay making
Digestibility: High {70% IVDMD)
Palatability: High
Rainfall requirements: Above 31 in/year
Drought tolerance: High
Cold tolerance: High
Crude protein content: 10 to 15%
Compatibility: With all legumes
Sowing depth: 0.40 - 0.80 in
Vegetative cycle: Perennial
Forage production: 18 to 20 ton OM/ha/year