Deutsche Saatveredelung AG (DSV)

Turf Varieties

For us turf grass breeding is a passion, a vision. We are currently No. 1 turf grass breeding in Germany and in leading position on an international scale. DSV is breeding all main cool season grasses within the Turf business.

  • Only results of official turf grass trials – mainly the famous STRI – count to describe our outstanding.
  • Our varieties are numbered according to their applicability to different end uses, thus Sports, Lawns and Greens.
  • The tables can be sorted by various characteristics to find the best cultivar for every use.
  • Please identify particular characteristics which are most important for their intended use and then select cultivars accordingly.

Discover our outstanding portfolio and choose the best varieties to create your perfect blend.


Here you can find all main species for Sports uses with a high tolerance to wear. The trials run during autumn, winter and end after spring. This trial is characterized  by strong regular wear stress during winter. Mowing height is about 25 mm. The varieties with the highest tolerance to wear and best results for recovery get the best classification.



Here you can find all main species which are used for lawns, landscaping, and summer sports. Shoot density, fineness of leaf, slow regrowth and visual merit are the key characteristics to get good classification in this trial. Mowing height is 15 mm during winter and 10 mm during summer.



Here you can find all main species used for very close mowing, such as golf greens, and bowling greens. Only very fine turf varieties with highest density are used and require a high maintenance management to be kept well.

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