Second only to Barzico in Table S1 of the BSPB/STRI Turfgrass Seed 2023 booklet, Barbasten is a true winter sports perennial ryegrass and a late-heading variety, coarser in the leaf and paler green. It is exceptionally active in winter and spring promising superior mid-season recovery before temperatures recover towards the end of the season.
In addition to its UK performance, Barbasten is #1 for Sport in official Dutch trials.
Barbasten also possesses high tolerance to Drechslera leaf spot disease in independent GEVES trials throughout Europe – ranked #3 (behind Barprium and Barthierry).
Barbasten is a sports-type perennial suitable for:
- Football and rugby pitches
- Golf tees, fairways, walkways and roughs
Colour and leaf texture
Pale green coloured coarse leaves.