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Princess Hybrid Bermuda Grass from Seed
Hybrid Bermudagrass From Seed




Description

Certified Princess is the world's first dense, fine textured hybrid bermudagrass variety to be available in seeded form. Princess is a very dense, dark green, fine textured hybrid bermudagrass that can be established from seed. It is the product of two self-sterile clones that are established vegetatively in certified production fields. It is classified as a true intraspecific hybrid. Only F1 certified seed will be marketed.


Characteristics

FEATURES:

BENEFITS:


Medium fine texture Uniform growth habit
Increased density Comparable to Tifway
Dark green color Increased fertilizer efficiency
Superior drought tolerance Low water requirement
Reduced plant height Reduced mower clippings

Uses

Sportsfields, golf course fairways, tees and roughs, home lawns, parks/playgrounds, cemeteries

Princess may be seeded into established stands of seed bermuda and some vegitative bermudas to improve density and overall performance.


Seeding Rates

New turf: 2-3 pounds per 1000 square feet or 100-150 pounds per acre.
Overseeding: 1-2 pounds per 1000 square feet or 45-90 pounds per acre (Seed in unhulled/coated form).


Establishment

Emergence: 7-21 days. Germination delayed if soil temperatures are below 65°F.
First mowing: Aproximately 21 days (may be longer in cool season). No special mower is required.
First limited use: One week after first mowing depending on rate of establishment.


Quality Assurance

"Princess" is a certified variety of bermudagrass protected under U.S. Plant Variety Protection Act. Sale of non-certified seed is prohibited by federal law.
Accept no substitutes.


Adaptability & Care

Growing region: Temperate, sub-tropical and tropical climate zones. All soil types.
pH range: Adapted to an extremely broad pH range of 5.5 to 8
Salinity: Can tolerate high saline conditions, however during establishment soil moisture drainage is very important.
Fertilization: 1 pound of actual nitrogen per 1000 square feet per month during the growing season. Use a balanced fertliizer with a 3:1:2 ratio of NPK with sulphur.
Mowing height: Minimum recommendedMowing height is 3/16 to 1.5 inches every 3-7 days.
Thatch: Princess is a dense hybrid. Periodic verticutting may be necessary under high maintenance conditions.


Ingredients & Specifications

PRINCESS HYBRID BERMUDAGRASS
Seed form: Unhulled/50% coating
1,100,000 seeds per pound

98% minimum purity
90% minimum germination


Test Data

2002 National Bermudagrass Test
Seeded Cultivars
2003 Data, Pomona, California
Quality Ratings 1-9; 9=ideal turf

Princess (#1 rank)
Sultan
Riviera
Yukon
Transcontinental
Numex Sahara
Mohawk
Panama

LSD Value

6.2
6.1
5.9
5.9
5.8
5.7
5.6
5.4

0.8


USDA National Turfgrass Evaluation Program Bermudagrass Trial**
2000 Data (All varieties)
Overall Turf Quality, 18 U.S. locations
1-9; 9=ideal turf

Tifsport (#1 rank)
Tifway
Princess
Blackjack
Savannah
Southern Star
Mirage
Common

LSD Value

6.5
6.5
6.4
5.3
5.2
5.3
5.0
4.6

0.2


To determine whether a cultivar's performance is truly different from another, subtract one entry's mean from another entry's mean. If this value is larger than the LSD value, the observed difference in cultivar performance is significant and did not happen by chance.
**Complete tables available at www.ntep.org


Quality Assurance

City of Mission Viejo
West Hills Little League
Nipomo High School, Nipomo California
Los Angeles Country Club
Virginia Country Clib, Long Beach
Irvine School District
McSweeny Field, Hemet USD
Sportsfields, Chino Hills High School



 
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