Red Fescue (Festuca rubra L.)
VB Gojus. This red fescue variety was developed by the Lithuanian Institute of Agriculture in Vokė. Variety testing for uniformity, distinctness and stability (DUS) was accomplished in Poland and in year 2001 listed to the Lithuanian National list of Plant varieties and 2007 into the European common catalogue of varieties of agricultural plant species.
Over a period of several years the VB Gojus variety yield 7.9 t/ha of dry matter. The average seed yield was 0.4 t/ha. The plant has a height of about 107 cm and is resistant to lodging. On average, the leaves make up 42% of the total herbage mass. Plants of the VB Gojus are very winter-hardy and resistant to disease. In the dry mass the average protein content is 11.8% and the fiber content is 34.2%. The VB Gojus fescue is an early variety. It takes an average of 39 days from the beginning of the spring growth till inflorescence emergence. It is suitable for growing in soils of light mechanical composition, both for cattle grazing and hay-making.
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- Harvest time: July
- Category: Grass seeds