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SCHWETRA is the first registered tetraploid Meadow fescue in Germany. The variety achieves good yields and is winter hardy and persistent. Compared to other varieties, SCHWETRA has a good forage value concerning sugar content and digestibility. The loose sward makes SCHWETRA to a good mixing partner for legumes.

National listing/Official recommendation:
DE

  • DSV innovation: First tetraploid meadow fescue in the German grass market
  • significantly improved forage quality
  • excellent mixing partner for lucerne

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early to inter
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early to inter

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
4
low to medium
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium
Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
4
low to medium
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium

Plant stand development

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
5
medium
Persistence
4
low to medium
Sward density
4
loose to medium

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

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
5
medium
Persistence
4
low to medium
Sward density
4
loose to medium

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.