AstonCrusader is a tetraploid variety that produces a very high total annual yield with extraordinary early spring growth. Combined with excellent disease resistance, AstonCrusader is a top intermediate ryegrass variety. Intermediate ryegrass longevity is between Italian and perennial ryegrass.

AstonCrusader achieves strong and stable dry matter yields in the first and subsequent cuts. These characteristics are combined with excellent persistence, sward density and rust resistance. All in all, these were the most important characteristics that led directly to the variety being recommended in the low mountain region in Germany. AstonCrusader is yet another strong variety in the DSV portfolio suitable for broad use on the international markets.

Astoncrusader Intermediate Ryegrass Tech Sheet

At A Glance:

  • Longevity is between Italian Ryegrass and Perennial Ryegrass with high yield potential
  • Intermediate maturity
  • Improved European variety
  • Rust resistant


  • Planting Dates: Early spring or late summer
  • Seeding Rate: 35-45lbs/Acre