Festulolium is a hybrid forage grass developed by crossing Meadow or Tall Fescue with Perennial or Italian Ryegrass. This combines the best properties of the two types of grass. The fescues contribute qualities such as high dry matter yield, resistance to cold, drought tolerance and persistence. Ryegass is characterized by rapid regrowth, good digestibility and palatability. The individual festulolium varieties contain various combinations of these qualities, but all are substantially higher yielding that this parent lines.