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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.

National listing/Official recommendation:
BY, DE, RU, TR, UA

  • stolon-forming red fescue with great sward density
  • robust with solid yield performance
  • early variety in the forage red fescue segment

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium
Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium

Plant stand development

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
6
medium to dense

Source: Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office, Germany) 2020

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
6
medium to dense

Source: Bundessortenamt (Federal Plant Variety Office, Germany) 2020

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.