Enhanced Brown Patch tolerance!

  • Superior Brown Patch (tolerance).
  • Dark green color.
  • High drought tolerance, minimal irrigation required!
  • Superior resistance to brown patch.
  • Good colour in autumn.
  • Fast green up after winter.
  • Medium leaf texture / dwarf growth habit.
  • Atlantic climate
  • Nordic climate
  • Continental climate
  • Mediterranean climate

Barvado combines an excellent turf quality with a superior tolerance to Brown Patch. Barvado was developed from plants that survived a brown patch (Rhizoctonia) epidemic. Barvado can further be characterized as a dark green variety being highly ranked in NTEP trials. It is a medium fine leaved variety with a semi dwarf growth habit. Thanks to endophytes Barvado shows an improved disease and insect resistance.


Barvado is a versatile Festuca arundinacea variety suitable for:

  • Ornamental lawns
  • General landscaping
  • Turf production
  • Sport – Golf courses: fairways and tees
  • Football and rugby pitches


Dark-green coloured tall fescue variety.


Partner varieties in mixtures
Barvado has been extensively tested in private trials at Barenbrug Research in the USA, Netherlands, France and Italy. For landscape, fairway and tee applications, Barvado mixes well with Poa pratensis and Lolium perenne species, and in warm dry areas preferably with drought-tolerant varieties such as Barimpala, Barblack and Pinnacle II. 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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