AZ-1 Kikuyugrass is an improved selection from the variety 'Whittet'. It is less vigorous and non-invasive than common or Whittet. AZ-1 was developed and introduced by Arizona Plant Breeders, Inc. and Arizona Kikuyu LTD. It is a warm season grass that is more cold tolerant than bermudagrass and holds its color longer in winter months, especially near the coast.
Warm-season grass (not for cold or high elevation)
Produces quick cover
Drought tolerant along coast
Moderate shade tolerance
Golf Courses and large, low maintenance turf areas. Grows where most other grass will not grow. Excellent for erosion control, pastures and sportsfields.
New turf: 50-100 pounds per acre or 1-2 pounds per 1,000 square feet.
Sow seed in spring-summer. Prechilling seed for 5 days at 40 degrees will improve germination by 5%. It is best to drill seed rather than broadcasting. Drill at 1/2 to 3/4 inch depth. If broadcasting cover with 1/2 inch of soil or mulch. Normal germination period is 14-21 days.
Moderate irrigation in warm weather
Mowing height from 1 to 3 inches
Fertilize three times per year during growing season every other month. Use 'Stover Seed Kikuyu Plus' fertilizers. Contact our office or visit our website for fertilizer specification sheets.
RESTRICTIONS: By order of the California Department of Food and Agriculture, this seed may only be planted in the counties of Imperial, Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Diego, San Bernardino, Santa Barbara and Ventura. Seed may not be taken to any other states without a permit from the USDA.
AYSO Field, Palos Verdes
LA Center for Enriched Studies Field, Los Angeles, California
San Diego State Sports Field