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SR 5130 Chewings Fescue

Recommended in high and low maintenance sites

SR 5130 chewings fescue turf is the culmination of years of cooperative research. SR 5130 traces its origins back to twelve clones selected at Rutgers University for its improved turf performance, including color, density, stress and disease resistance. Progeny of those clones were then further screened for higher seed yield, color and improved stress and disease resistance.




  • Lower growing for reduced mowing
  • Improved disease resistance for reduced fungicide use
  • Quick emergence and fast seedling emergence
  • Early spring green-up in northern climates
  • Reduced insect pressure due to high endophyte levels

General Fine Fescue Characteristics
Growth Habit: Bunch, creeping and/or spreading low, slow growing
Blade: 1-2 mm., needle-like tip

Adaptations and Use
SR 5130 is an excellent component for many turf grass mixes with perennial
ryegrass, other fine fescues, Kentucky bluegrasses and bentgrasses. Under
medium and high maintenance conditions SR 5130 forms a fine, dense,
low-growing turf that tolerates close mowing. Its lower growth form and stress tolerance makes it an appropriate low maintenance choice.



Seeding Rate
New Seeding:
4-6 lbs./1,000 sq. ft.
200-250 lbs./acre
Seeds/lb.: 365,000

Germination: 4-8 days under ideal conditions
First limited use: 3 weeks depending on condition

  • Fast germination and early spring green–up
  • Fine leaf texture and vivid, dark green color
  • Superior disease resistance
  • Recommended for both high and low maintenance sites
  • High levels of endophytes
  • Ideal for use on home lawns, shady sites, golf course roughs and fairways, and combined with ryegrass for overseeding