Profile

ALLIGATOR is an early to intermediate tetraploid Perennial ryegrass. The variety has a very good mass production at the beginning of the plant development and in the regrowth. This is the fundament for the very good dry matter yields in the first cut and in total. Additional important characteristics of ALLIGATOR are the good persistence and winter hardiness, which makes it especially suitable for higher altitudes.

National listing/Official recommendation:
AT, CH, DE, LU

  • outstanding winter hardiness and high endurance
  • high total DM-yields
  • very suitable for high altitudes

Suitability

Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early to inter
Ploidy tetraploid
Maturity early to inter

Yield characteristics

Dry matter yield total
7
high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
7
high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high
Dry matter yield total
7
high
Dry matter yield - 1st cut
7
high
Dry matter yield - further cuts
6
medium to high

Plant stand development

Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
3
low
Tendency to lodging
6
medium to strong
Persistence
7
high
Sward density
5
medium
Early growth development
6
medium to strong
Susceptibility to winter damage
3
low
Tendency to lodging
6
medium to strong
Persistence
7
high
Sward density
5
medium

Healthiness

Susceptibility to rust
5
medium
Susceptibility to rust
5
medium

Quality

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
6
medium to strong

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

Inflorescence formation in aftermath
6
medium to strong

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

All specified informations, recommendations and representations mentioned here are made to the best of our knowledge and belief, but without guarantee of completeness or accuracy. We cannot guarantee that the properties described are repeatable. All information is provided as an aid to decision-making. Deutsche Saatveredelung AG excludes adhesion for damage or claims for damages, resulting of the use for the variety specified in this description. Mixture compositions may change if individual varieties are not available. As of 01/2021. Subject to change without notice.