ASP0218 Perennial Ryegrass

ASP0218 is an elite perennial ryegrass with exceptional leaf texture and unsurpassed density. It was developed from superior genetics and incorporates germplasm derived from one of our top performing varieties, ASP0113. Astonishing advancements were made during the breeding process that combine to make ASP0218 the finest leaf blade and densest perennial ryegrass variety ever offered in the ASP perennial ryegrass lineup. In addition to density and leaf texture, this variety displays a dark green genetic color, excellent winter performance and improved mowing quality. This variety has been screened for rust and leaf spot diseases on both the east and west coast and offers a complete disease package. ASP0218 is an exceptional variety with unmatched turf quality that will perform in a wide variety of climatic conditions, from permanent plantings in northern regions to bermudagrass overseeding applications in the south.

Uses

  • Commercial/Residential lawns
  • Athletic fields
  • Golf courses
  • Recreation areas
  • Parks/Cemeteries
  • Sod production
  • Winter overseeding (golf/athletic fields/lawns)

Management

Planting Rate

  • (new): 6-10 lbs./1000 square feet
  • (existing): 4-5 lbs./1000 square feet
  • (overseeding): 10-30+ lbs./1000 square feet

Planting Dates

  • (spring): March-May
  • (fall): August-September

Soil pH: 5.5-7.5

Mowing Height: 1-2 inches; will tolerate heights down to 0.125 inch under proper management (golf greens).

Fertility: 3-7 lbs. N/year (refer to soil test for exact amounts needed).

TEST RESULTS

TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
2015 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
ASP012187.5
Blazer 46.3
Fiesta 46.0
Gator 35.8
Pinnacle4.2
Seville 34.1
LSD0.8
TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivar s
2015 Data
Pipersville, PA
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
ASP02187.2
Blazer 45.9
Fiesta 45.8
Gator 35.4
Pinnacle3.6
Seville 33.4
LSD0.8
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
2015 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
ASP02188.1
Fiesta 46.4
Gator 36.3
Blazer 45.4
Seville 34.0
Pinnacle3.6
LSD1.0
TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
2015 Data
Verboort, OR
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
ASP02187.5
Blazer 46.3
Fiesta 46.0
Gator 35.8
Pinnacle4.2
Seville 34.1
LSD0.8
TURFGRASS QUALITY RATINGS
Perennial Ryegress Cultivars
2015 Data
Pipersville, PA
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
ASP02187.2
Blazer 45.9
Fiesta 45.8
Gator 35.4
Pinnacle3.6
Seville 33.4
LSD0.8
GENETIC COLOR RATINGS
Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars
2015 Data
Verboot, OR
Ratings 1-9, 9=Best
ASP02188.1
Fiesta 46.4
Gator 36.3
Blazer 45.4
Seville 34.0
Pinnacle3.6
LSD1.0

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