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Johnsons 4Turf

4TURF is a new turf type of tetraploid perennial ryegrass bred especially for rapid installation and unique stress tolerance. Tetraploid ryegrasses have long been known to show better stress tolerance and disease tolerance compared to diploids. Now these advantages have become available for turf grasses as 4TURF.


  • Better sward quality after summer stress
  • Better sward quality after winter stress
  • Reduced fertiliser and chemical input costs
  • Reduced labour costs
  • Excellent winter behaviour
  • Excellent in blends
  • Rapid installation
  • Excellent disease resistance
  • Good wear tolerance
  • Glossy dark green colour
  • Fast green-up
  • Good tolerance to drought & cold

%CultivarSpeciesSTRI Rating
25Double4Turf Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass4.9
50Berlioz 1 Perennial Ryegrass7.4
25Fabian4Turf Tetraploid Perennial Ryegrass6.5
Sowing Rate (g/m2) Overseeding Rate (g/m2) Mowing Height (mm)
- 10 - 50 Down to 12

Better sward quality after stress

In southern and continental areas in Europe 4TURF shows better recovery from both drought and heat stress as well as winter stress. Thus it outperforms ordinary diploid ryegrasses.

Rapid installation

4TURF seeds are 1.5 times bigger than normal turf grasses. 4TURF produces stronger seedlings with faster establishment, resulting in less chances for the establishment of weeds. Thus 4TURF is the perfect oversowing choice for perennial ryegrass applications. 4TURF is very well suited for oversowing Bermuda in the transition zone resulting in a fast establishment and excellent turf quality but no more clippings.

Johnsons 4TURF Disease Resistance

Better disease resistance and stress tolerance

4TURF has an improved disease resistance, both under warm and cold conditions. In DLF trials from Scandinavia to the Mediterranean it has proven to be more resistant against F.E. rust, Fusarium, Elminthosporium, Drechslera, and Red Thread. It is very well suited for extensive management conditions.

Good wear tolerance

In German trials 4TURF varieties Double and Tetragreen are rated 8 sport/wear conditions using a 1-9 score. The shear strength is enhanced due to the deeper root systems.



For further information regarding Johnsons 4Turf, please contact our technical sales team on 01952 641949.

Delivery charge (if applicable) applied at checkout. Next working day delivery is available on this product, as an option on orders placed before 12 noon - excludes festive season & bank holidays. Please note deliveries to Highlands, Cornwall and more remote areas may take longer. Surcharges apply for non mainland locations, call for more information. More delivery info

For large orders, please be aware that if you require a smaller 7.5 tonne lorry, the maximum weight for pallets is 750 kg - otherwise the standard pallet size limit of 1000 kg applies.

If you have any access restrictions for lorries or large vehicles please speak to our sales team on 01952 641949.


Collection from our Telford, Shropshire, Trade Counter is available for this product. More info on collections