Fine-leaved, light-green, multi-purpose tall fescue!

  • Exceptional drought tolerance, minimal irrigation required!
  • Stable light-green colour.
  • Fine-leaved variety.
  • High resistance to brown patch (Rhizoctonia).
  • Outstanding cleanness of cut, attractive appearance.
  • Multi-purpose application.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Barcesar achieves the best performance in terms of turf characteristics and heat and drought tolerance. It shows an excellent summer performance under both high and lower maintenance conditions. Barcesar is Barenbrug’s latest tall fescue and is one of the lighter green tall fescues in our range. Barcesar outperforms other fescues in terms of homogeneity of sward, high ornamental value and high drought tolerance. It distinguishes itself from competitor varieties by its early green-up in spring. Moreover, Barcesar maintains its colour in summer despite heat and drought and is not susceptible to brown patch.


Barcesar is a versatile Festuca arundinacea variety and is suitable for:

  • Ornamental lawns
  • General landscaping
  • Turf production
  • Sport
    • golf courses: fairways
    • football and rugby pitches


Medium light-green coloured, fi ne-leaved tall fescue variety.


Partner varieties in mixtures
Barcesar has been extensively tested in private trials at Barenbrug Research in the Netherlands and in France. For landscape, fairway and tee applications, Barcesar mixes well with Poa pratensis and Lolium perenne species and in warm dry areas preferably with drought-tolerant varieties, such as Barimpala and Bartwingo. More continental areas are best covered with partners such as Bariris and Barminton or Barfriso.


Additional features


Festuca arundina
Seeds per gram
Optimal pH range
5.5 - 7.0
Salt tolerance
Maintenance required
Shade tolerance
very good
Water requirement
very low
Thatch build-up
Wear tolerance
Speed of establishment
Fineness of leaves
Self recovery capacity
Colour darkness
Tolerance to brown patch
Less irrigation required
Less nitrogen required
Less frequent mowing possible
Germination energy at low temperature
Festuca arundinacea

Tall fescue is a deep rooting and drought tolerant specie growing well in both dry and humid conditions. Tall fescue is able to survive medium harsh winters and starts growing early after winter, thanks to its efficient storage of carbon hydrates in the extensive root system.

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