Festuca commutata

Chewings fescue

Fast establishing - Fresh green but low and slow growing

Great appearance The general appearance is at a high level and is very constant throughout seasons and environments with high adaptation to main uses.

High disease tolerance
CAPRICCIO shows excellent tolerance to common diseases as red thread and rusts. The resistance to Fusarium (Gerlachia nivalis) is better than in most other varieties of chewings fescue.

Dense, fine and valuable mixture component
CAPRICCIO is very winter hardy and will add extra persistency to mixtures intended for cold areas and largely contribute with improved density and fineness. With scores 8-8-*-7 on the German RSM list the high quality is further underlined.

Wear tolerance far above average
Generally Red Fescues dont exhibit high wear tolerance, but CAPRICCIO shows a markedly higher tolerance than the majority of chewing's fescues, extending the possible uses and allowing for better persistency.


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Red thread tolerance
Salt tolerance
Close mowing tolerance
  • Fast establishing Chewings Fescue
  • Superior wear tolerance
  • High Fusarium resistance
  • Maintains nice appearance during winter

Index of use. 1-9, 9=best

Source: Results from official trials (France - CTPS).