Avena sativa

Avena sativa

Oats

Cool season, moderately drought tolerant, tufted annual grass adapted to most soils and sites. Offers relatively low competition to establishing perennials and is extremely palatable to grass grazing animals. Fall planted varieties not suitable for the northern temperate zones which experience long winters. Must be planted in spring in these zones, but may be planted in fall or spring in more mild climates.

Varieties: 

Species Attributes

Height: 
13 
- 25 
in. or taller
Season: 
Cool
Life Form: 
Bunchgrass
Native or Introduced: 
Introduced
Precipitation: 
13 
in.
Sun & Shade Tolerance: 
Full Sun
Elevation: 
ft.

Soil Texture

Coarse: 
Not Adapted
Moderately Coarse: 
Average
Medium: 
Best
Moderately Fine: 
Average
Fine: 
Marginal

Soil pH

Acidic: 
Average
Neutral: 
Best
Basic: 
Average
Seeding Rate: 
60 
- 100 
PLS lbs/Acre
Pure Seed per Bushel: 
31.10 lbs.
Seeds per Pound: 
14,000
Planting Season: 
Spring
Germination Time: 
Days
Mycorrhizal Dependent: 
Yes