PERKINS is a tetraploid hybrid ryegrass, being recommended in England and Wales. It achieves remarkable total annual yield in the 2nd harvest year (rel. 105). Its persistence is reflected in outstanding ground cover, winter hardiness and disease resistance scores. 

National listing/Official recommendation:

  • high yields in 2nd and 3rd harvest year
  • outstanding ground cover
  • type Perennial ryegrass


Ploidy tetraploid
Mature inter
Ploidy tetraploid
Mature inter
Total Annual Yields
1st harvest year (% of 18.22 t DM/ha)96
2nd harvest year (% of 13.53 t DM/ha)105
3rd harvest year (% of 12.41 t DM/ha)102
Total yield: Mean (% of 14.85 t DM/ha) 100
1st and 2nd cut ME yield, first harvest year (% of 119 000 mj/ha)95
Year of Sowing (% of 1.63 t DM/ha)84
Agronomic characters
Ground cover% (2nd harvest year)63
Ground cover% (3rd harvest year)62
Autumn ground cover (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)4.4
Winter hardiness (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)7.7
Conservation management
Early spring growth (% of 1.57 t DM/ha)100
1st conservation cut (% of 6.50 t DM/ha)97
1st conservation cut D-Value 72.4
2nd conservation cut (% of 3.95 t DM/ha)91
2nd conservation cut D-Value 68.0
Monthly cuts ( % of 6.04 t DM/ha) 97
Disease resistance
Ryegrass mosaic virus (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)-
Mildew (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)7.7
Brown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.7
Crown Rust (1-9, 1=poor 9=good)6.3

Source: AHDB Hybrid Ryegrass Varieties Recommended List 2023/2024

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