STRI Turfgrass Seed Booklet

Boston Seeds is committed to supplying the best possible grass seed products and we believe the finest grass seed varieties should be available to everyone - see our quality page for more information. Use of the STRI logo denotes that the grass seed mix contains only varieties that have been tested at the Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) and are recommended in the current Turfgrass Seed* booklet, produced by the British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd (BSPB). The lists included in this booklet are designed to enable users of grass seed to evaluate the suitability of different cultivars for various amenity uses. That means that every Boston Seeds customer can enjoy grass seed of the quality that is used on the most prestigious professional sports pitches and in professional landscaping.


Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) 

The STRI is the world's leading sports turf consultancy and manages multiple research projects and product trials each year, designed specifically to suit each individual sports, lawn or landscaping surface. Their knowledge and expertise is founded on more than 80 years of dedicated research into improving the playing qualities of sports surfaces all over the world. Our use of STRI recommended varieties brings this level of quality assurance to each and every one of our customers.


British Society of Plant Breeders Ltd (BSPB)

BSPB is authorised by the UK national government authorities to organise statutory Value for Cultivation and Use (VCU) trials for UK National Listing purposes for all crop species, including grass. New varieties are subject to statutory registration and quality trials before they may be marketed in the UK. They must pass DUS (Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability) tests and VCU trials to ensure that they meet high standards of quality and performance. In most major crop species, statutory registration is followed by further industry trials at more locations to identify the very best varieties, to be promoted onto a Recommended List, in the case of grass seed - the STRI Turfgrass Seeds Booklet.


A physical copy of the Turfgrass Seeds Booklet is available to order from Boston Seeds at £4.00. Please email [email protected] if you would like to order one, and don't hesitate to get in touch with our experts if you would like to learn even more about the quality of our grass seed products.