Viktorka is by far the best variety for use in mixtures for golf greens and ornamental purposes. The variety has a perfect shoot density and a close mowing tolerance down to 5 mm (4 mm in summer!). This makes Viktorka the best choice for the overseeding of tees, fairways and greens! The variety has excellent red thread resistance and maintains a healthy colour, even if nitrogen applications are decreased. Moreover, Viktorka shows a nice green colour all year round!
Viktorka is a Festuca rubra trichophylla suitable for:
- golf courses: tees, greens and fairways
- cricket and tennis courts
- Surrounds / aprons
- Bowling greens
- Turf production
Medium-light coloured variety.
Partner varieties in mixtures
Viktorka has been extensively tested in private trials at STRI UK, Bioforsk in Norway and Hohenheim University in Germany and during several small trials in other countries like Czech Republic. All trials showed the signifi cant ornamental value of Viktorka and its great performance on golf greens, home lawns and landscaping areas.
Best combinations were found with Festuca rubra spps. such as Barcrown, Bargreen II and Barswing. Other combinations are with Agrostis capillaris Barking and Heriot for greens or with dwarf perennial rye grasses as Bargold, Barlady and Barsignum for fairways, tees or lawns.