Profile

The tetraploid and early Perennial ryegrass KARATOS convinces by good persistence and winter hardiness. KARATOS reaches high dry matter yields in the following cuts. With the high rating for sward density KARATOS is on the niveau of most early Perennial ryegrasses listed in Germany. In addition KARATOS is awarded with a "M" for particularly good results in trials on peaty soils.

National listing/Official recommendation:
DE, RU

  • great endurance and moor suitability
  • low rust suceptibilty
  • great sward density

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early
Peat-soil suitability
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early
Peat-soil suitability

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
4
low to medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
3
low
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield total
4
low to medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
3
low
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high

Plant stand development

Early growth development
5
medium
Susceptibility to winter damage
5
medium
Tendency to lodging
5
medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
6
medium to dense
Early growth development
5
medium
Susceptibility to winter damage
5
medium
Tendency to lodging
5
medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
6
medium to dense

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
4
low to medium
Susceptibility to rust
4
low to medium

Quality

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low to medium

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

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
4
low 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.