Affirmed Perennial RyegrassAffirmed Perennial Ryegrass is a top ranked perennial ryegrass for salt tolerance. It offers excellent turf quality under all maintenance regimes.

Characteristics

  • Excellent quality under all maintenance regimes
  • Dark green genetic color
  • Excellent spring green-up
  • Fine leaf texture
  • Very good mowing qualities
  • Excellent summer density
  • Aggressive establishment characteristics
  • Excellent wear tolerance
  • Good cold tolerance
  • Drought and heat tolerant
  • Excellent Red thread resistance
  • Very good gray leaf spot resistance
  • Endophyte enhanced – very good insect resistance

Mean Turfgrass Quality Ratings of Perennial Ryegrass Cultivars Grown at Ten Locations in the U.S. and Canada Schedule A / 2001 - 2003 NTEP Data

Grand Slam 6.1
Charismatic 6.0
Gator 3 6.0
Citation Fore 5.9
Churchill 5.9
Exacta 5.8
Fiesta 3 5.8
Manhattan 4 5.8
Affirmed 5.7
Palmer III 5.7
Brightstar II 5.6
Charger II 5.5
Linn 3.3
LSD Value 0.3

Grown at Ten Locations in the U.S. and Canada Schedule B / 2000 - 2003 NTEP Data

Mach I 6.9
Pizzazz 6.8
Charismatic 6.7
Grand Slam 6.6
Blazer IV 6.5
Exacta 6.4
Manhattan 4 6.4
Affirmed 6.3
Churchill 6.3
Premier II 6.2
Brightstar II 6.2
Racer II 6.1
Palmer III 6.1
Linn 3.3
LSD Value 0.3

Turfgrass Quality Ratings 1-9; 9 = Ideal Turf Selected varieties including highest and lowest