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RAFAEL is a very early variety, therefore with a very high matter production at the beginning. This is finally also the reason for a strong yield in the first cut. The second strength of RAFAEL is the very good sward density. Winter hardiness and persistence are other good arguments for this variety.

National listing/Official recommendation:
BY, DE, RU, TR, UA

  • stolon-forming red fescue with great sward density
  • robust with solid yield performance
  • early variety in the forage red fescue segment

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium
Dry matter yield total
5
medium
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
5
medium

Plant stand development

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
6
medium to dense

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

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
4
low to medium
Persistence
6
medium to high
Sward density
6
medium to dense

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