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Creeping red fescue (Festuca rubra)

Dense sward

Maturity Groupearly

RAFAEL is a very early variety, therefore with a very high matter production at the beginning. This is finally also the reason for a strong yield in the first cut. The second strength of RAFAEL is the very good sward density. Winter hardiness and persistence are other good arguments for this variety.


Yield+ + + +
Sward Density+ + + + +
Winter Hardiness+ + + +

Official German variety list 2013 (Beschreibende Sortenliste 2013)

Ear emergence4 (early to intermediate)
Dry matter production at the beginning6 (intermediate to strong)
Tendency for winter damage4 (low to intermediate)
Sward density6 (intermediate to dense)
Persistence6 (intermediate to high)
Dry matter yield - total5 (intermediate)
Dry matter yield - 1. cut6 (intermediate to high)
Dry matter yield - following cuts5 (intermediate)
All specified information is given to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee on completeness and correctness. Despite care we cannot guarantee that the described characteristics are repeatable / comprehensive in agricultural practice in each case. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description.