Really persistent and winter hardy
Chester is a very persistent and winter hardy variety which is immensely important for a permanent pasture.
Also vital for such kind of pastures is the ability to keep a dense sward. That is one of the central reasons to have smooth stalked meadow in a permanent mixture.
Chester proved in official trials that it give almost no room for weed infestation and helps to provide a nice and dense ground cover.
Unlike many ryegrass varieties, the yield distribution of smooth stalked meadow grass is more even over a year’s growing season.
Chester has an especially nice, even yield distribution on a very high level.
The winter hardiness is good and Chester has also proved to have good resistance to rust and to other common diseases in smooth stalked meadow grass.