Perennial ryegrass (Lolium perenne) for lawn and sports turf mown at 10-40 mm

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Variety General impression lawn, mowing height 10-40 mm General impression lawn, mowing height 10-20 mm Wear tolerance, recreational lawn / football pitch (*) Recovery, recreational lawn / football pitch (*) Density Leaf fineness Color Winter color Winter hardiness Resistance to gray snow mold Resistance to microdochium patch Resistance to rust Resistance to Drechslera leaf spot Resistance to red thread Relative growth rate
Eventus 6.3 6.3 6.9 4.0 6.4 6.2 4.8 5.7 5.2 5.0 5.0 4.9 - 3.4 98.0
Tetrastar (4x) 6.3 6.3 - - 6.3 5.2 6.8 6.8 5.1 - 5.2 5.0 - 3.3 112.0
Monroe 6.1 6.1 7.2 3.1 6.2 5.7 5.3 6.0 4.8 - 4.8 4.9 - 3.3 100.0
Annecy 6.1 6.1 7.3 3.5 5.9 6.0 4.8 5.4 5.0 - 5.1 5.0 - 3.3 95.0
Mandalay 6.1 6.1 - - 6.3 5.5 4.7 5.7 4.9 3.3 5.1 5.1 - 3.9 96.0
Fabian (4x) 6.1 6.1 6.2 - 6.0 5.2 5.8 6.1 5.5 - 5.2 - 5.0 3.5 101.0
Clementine 6.1 6.1 - - 6.4 6.1 4.7 5.7 5.0 5.0 5.1 2.5 - 3.5 100.0
Greenway 6.0 - 6.8 - 5.9 5.5 5.4 5.5 - - - - - - 100.0
Bargold 6.0 6.0 6.6 5.6 6.3 6.0 4.8 5.6 4.9 4.5 5.0 5.0 6.0 3.5 100.0
Eurocordus 5.9 5.9 7.1 - 6.1 5.7 4.7 5.2 4.9 - 5.1 - 5.7 3.3 107.0
Columbine 5.7 5.7 6.9 - 6.2 5.7 4.8 5.5 4.9 - 5.1 - 6.0 3.5 103.0
Vesuvius 5.7 5.7 7.1 4.3 5.8 5.4 4.7 5.3 4.9 3.3 4.9 5.0 5.8 3.4 110.0
Greensky 5.7 5.4 7.0 - 5.5 5.3 4.9 5.1 4.7 - 5.1 - - - 102.0
Double (4x) 5.6 5.6 - - 5.5 4.5 6.1 6.0 5.8 6.2 5.0 4.5 - 4.6 121.0
Jubilee EG 5.5 5.5 6.4 - 6.1 5.5 5.4 5.3 4.8 - 4.7 - 6.0 3.4 101.0
Zurich 5.4 5.4 7.4 3.6 5.7 4.9 4.9 5.7 4.9 5.0 4.6 5.1 - 3.7 96.0
Dickens 1 5.3 5.4 7.6 - 5.7 5.2 4.7 5.3 4.6 - 5.6 - - - 117.0
Bareuro 5.3 5.3 - - 6.0 5.2 4.1 5.5 4.7 - - - - 3.5 110.0
Promotor 5.3 5.3 7.3 - 5.8 5.2 5.1 5.3 5.0 - 5.2 - - - 98.0
Turfsun 5.2 5.2 - - 5.6 4.4 5.4 5.1 4.9 3.0 4.6 4.8 - 3.5 97.0
SW Corvus 5.1 - - - 5.1 4.6 4.3 5.5 4.5 - - - - - 125.0
Esquire 5.1 4.8 - - 5.3 4.8 6.6 5.9 4.8 - 4.4 - - 4.3 112.0
Platinum 4.9 - - - 5.0 4.8 5.3 5.8 4.1 - - - - - 90.0
New varieties
LMG LGD-3911 (Mumbai) 6.0 6.0 8.0 2.3 6.7 6.3 4.6 5.2 4.9 - - - - 2.5 89.0
Angelina 6.0 6.0 - - 6.2 5.9 4.8 5.7 4.9 - - - - 3.4 91.0
Beckham 5.7 5.7 7.0 5.4 5.8 5.6 3.7 5.1 5.0 - - - - 3.5 100.0
Sirtaky 5.6 5.6 6.7 6.1 5.4 4.0 4.2 5.9 4.8 - - - - 3.4 91.0
Strauss 5.5 5.5 7.4 2.1 6.1 5.7 4.7 5.8 4.8 - - - - 3.5 95.0
Baradona 5.4 5.4 - - 6.1 5.9 5.2 5.0 4.9 - - - - 3.4 100.0
Corsica 5.1 5.1 7.4 2.2 5.1 4.0 5.8 6.3 4.5 - - - - 3.5 99.0
Adagio 5.0 5.0 6.9 4.5 5.4 5.6 5.6 6.1 4.5 - - - - 3.5 114.0
Confidence 5.0 5.0 6.8 5.3 5.3 4.4 5.7 6.2 4.9 - - - - 3.4 85.0
Firebird 4.9 4.9 6.8 2.7 5.4 5.4 5.5 6.0 4.5 - - - - 2.0 93.0
Allie 4.9 4.9 7.3 4.9 5.2 4.4 5.2 6.4 4.8 - - - - 3.5 100.0
Top Gun 4.8 4.8 6.0 7.4 4.2 3.1 3.9 5.9 4.9 - - - - 3.3 119.0
Double Time (4n) 3.6 3.6 5.3 8.2 3.0 2.0 6.5 6.1 4.9 - - - - 3.3 86.0

(*) Based on separate wear trials

The variety guide was last updated on 19 March 2021

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