Lucerne varieties


Top performance in Southern Europe
  • Dormancy Class: 8.0
  • Excellent adaptation to the Mediterranean area
  • Has outperformed Aragon in Spanish trials
  • Better persistency
  • Better disease resistance
  • Produces better dry matter yields
  • Officially listed in: France, Turkey, Spain
Packshot lucerne

VERDOR is a non-dormant variety which makes it an excellent variety for use in warm climates with very mild winters. Verdor is very winter active resulting in an early first cut and prolonged production period in the autumn.

Verdor was registered in Spain in 2002 after a testing period of 5 years. It appeared that Verdor outclassed Spain’s most common ecotype variety Aragon significantly. Thanks to Verdor’s outstanding persistency and excellent disease resistance (Anthracnosis) , the variety maintained a high annual production level.

Verdor is an erect growing variety with high resistance to lodging. The variety shows a nematode resistance of 29%. It also shows a high salt tolerance.

Trial results of Verdor tested in Southern France:

Verdor results

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Sowing rate (seeding) 25 - 30 kg/ha
Packaging 25 kg bags
Sowing period WEG
Forage WEG
Dry matter yield 4
Protein% 3
Nematodes 2
Winter hardiness 1
Digestibility 3