Type Italian Ryegrass

Early type of festulolium
ACHILLES is a crossing between Italian ryegrass and meadow fescue and belongs to the ryegrass type of festulolium. The result is a variety with a very vigorous growth both in spring and after cutting, but at the same time also with a good persistence.

For cutting purposes
ACHILLES belongs to the same group of festulolium as Paulita and Perun, but with 4-5 days earlier ear emergence. This makes ACHILLES very well suited for mixtures where an early cut is desired.

Convincing results
ACHILLES is participating in trials in many European countries and the results show very interesting properties.

  • Very high yield
  • Early spring growth
  • Early heading
  • Very good regrowth


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

Ground cover
Rust tolerance
Salt tolerance
Winter hardiness
Spring growth
Grazing tolerance
Adapted for mixtures

Top festulolium in Czech Republic

Source: Ton DM/ha. Trials at Hladké Zivotice
  1st year 2nd year Total
Achilles 22,1 13,0 35,1
Perun 21,7 11,2 32,9
Perseus 23,0 10,5 33,5

Significant improvement in Denmark

Source: Per. ryeg. Feedunits/ha. Variety testing, Denmark.
Grasses + white clover 1st year 2nd year Total
Achilles 103 115 19,4
Perseus 102 112 19,1
Mixture* 100 100 17,8
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