Rendition Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Rendition was bred to provide dense, very dark green and exceptionally attractive turf with soft leaves.

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Quality Turfgrass

Rendition is a result of selections and synthetic crosses from 22 elite germplasms collected at Rutgers University in Maryland and at the breeder's Oregon research farm. Further screening of the offspring plants was made based on very dwarf growth habit, turf quality, straight growth form, very dark green color, rust resistance, stress resistance and disease resistance. Rendition produces healthy turf!

RenditionTall Fescue in a research trial

Rutgers University

Brown Patch Results (1999 Trial)

New Jersey



Selected VarietiesAug. '01 Disease'00-01 Quality
Titan Ltd.5.74.4
Kentucky 314.01.2

Insect and Disease Resistance

Rendition has good resistance to Rhizoctonia brown patch, pink patch and crown rust. Its high level of endophyte provides a natural resistance to insects, including sod webworms, bluegrass billbugs, chinch bugs and army worms.

A Real Winner

Trial results are indicating that Rendition performs well from Coast to Coast. At independent trials on sod farms in both Fresno, CA and Dayton, OH, Rendition was amongst the very top varieties in both turf quality and color. Whether for sod, athletic fields, new lawns, or other professional applications, Rendition is a sure bet!

Ohio Sod Farm

Trial Results (1999 Trial)

Dayton, OH



Top 5 VarietiesColorTexture2-yr Ave. Quality
Crewcut II7.06.37.4
Titan Ltd.

Trial Results (2001 Trial)

Fresno, CA



Top 10 VarietiesColor2-yr Ave. Quality
Rendition6.83 *6.54
Crewcut 26.336.42
Arid II6.676.33

* 6.83 was the darkest color rating given.

Nationwide Performance

Rendition was in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program (NTEP) trials at over 30 locations throughout the United States. The following chart indicates categories where Rendition is scoring statistically equal to the highest rated entry.


Performance Data

Quality Under Traffic - St LouisXXX
Quality Under Stress - Neb.X
Quality at 1.5-2" cutX
Quality - NortheastX
Quality - MidAtlanticX
Quality - TransitionX
Quality - MidwestX
Quality - North CentralX
Qualtity- Upper West/MtnX
Quality - SoutheastX
Quality - SouthwestX
Quality - MountainXX
Quality - Semi-AridXX
Quality - PacificX
Quality - SouthernX
Spring DensityX
Summer DensityX
Spring Ground CoverXXXX
Summer Ground CoverXXX
Fall Ground Cover under stressX
Fall Ground CoverXX
Fall Color (Sept)XXX
Fall Color (Oct)X
Fall Color (Nov)XXX
Fall Color (Dec)XX
Drought Tolerance - wiltingX
Brown Patch - warm temp.X
Brown Patch - NCX
Brown Patch - VAX
Brown Patch - Ark.XXX
Percent WeedsX
Seedhead RatingX
Canopy Height - lowX
Pink Patch ResistanceX
Typhula BlightX
Gray Snow MoldX
Leaf SpotX

Complete results available at NTEP.
*Where Rendition is statistically equal to the highest rated variety.


Performance Data

Auburn, ALXXXX
Fayetteville, ARXX
Riverside, CAXX
Griffin, GAXX
Carbondale, ILXX
Urbana, ILXXXX
W. Layfayette, INXXX
Wichita, KSXXXX
Lexington, KYXXX
Amherst, MAXX
College Park, MDX
E. Lansing, MIXXXX
E. Lansing, MI (traffic)XXX
Columbia, MOXXXX
St. Louis, MO (traffic)XXX
Raleigh, NCXX
Mead, NE (traffic)X
New Brunswick, NJ (traffic)X
Las Cruces, NMXXX
Ithica, NYXXXX
Stillwater, OKX
Univ. Park, PAX
Dallas, TXXXXX
Lubbock, TXX
Logan, UTXX
Blacksburg, VAXXX
Pullman, WAXX
Puyallup, WAXX
Madison, WIXXX

Complete results available at NTEP.
*Where Rendition is statistically equal to the highest quality rating.

Enhance Your Seed

We provide an array of seed enhancements, including bio stimulants, macro and micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and colorants. These are available for all seed types and uses.

Coated tall fescue seeds

Planting Instructions

Seeding Rate

New Lawns
7-10 lbs/1000 sqft
4–6 lbs/1000 sqft

Planting Dates

Spring and early fall

Planting Map

Planting Depth


Optimal pH



7-14 days

Mowing Height