Barbasten

A true winter sports perennial ryegrass with a late-heading variety

  • A true winter sports perennial ryegrass and a late-heading variety, coarser in the leaf and paler green.
  • Exceptionally active in winter and spring promising superior mid-season recovery before temperatures recover towards the end of the season.
  • High tolerance to Drechslera leaf spot disease.
  • Coarser in the leaf and paler green. 
  • It is the new #2 ranked cultivar in Table S1 BSPB/STRI Turfgrass Seed 2022 booklet with a score of 7.9.

Second only to Barzico in Table S1 of the BSPB/STRI Turfgrass Seed 2022 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).

 

Application
Barbasten is a sports-type perennial suitable for:
Sport

  • Football and rugby pitches
  • Golf tees, fairways, walkways and roughs

 

Colour and leaf texture
Pale green coloured coarse leaves.

Specifications
Species
Lolium perenne
Seeds per gram
700g
Optimal pH range
5.8 - 7.4
Huminidy
medium
Salt tolerance
medium
Maintenance required
medium
Rhizomes/Stolons/Tufted
Tufted
Shade tolerance
average
Water requirement
medium
Thatch build-up
low