A tetraploid festulolium cultivar created from a mixture of Italian periwinkle and meadow fescue.
It has the particular advantage that its delayed bug vomiting allows for a wider harvest window, giving flexibility in the choice of mowing time. It is characterised by excellent nutritional values (fibre digestibility, ADL, protein), good winter hardiness, outstanding yield potential and rye resistance.
The festulolium varieties are divided into perje-type and xylem-type. The specificity of each variety is due to the characteristics inherited from the other parent species.
The perje-type festulolias are similar in character to the English or Italian perje, depending on their genetic background.
The chences-type festulolium are close to the chences. The aim of the cross is to combine the advantages of both varieties, so that the outstanding drought, frost and environmental stress tolerance of the chenkhes with the productivity and nutritional values of the periwinkles make festulolium an outstanding forage grass.