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.
Medium fine texture
Uniform growth habit
Comparable to Tifway
Dark green color
Increased fertilizer efficiency
Superior drought tolerance
Low water requirement
Reduced plant height
Reduced mower clippings
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.
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).
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.
"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.
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.
2002 National Bermudagrass Test
Seeded Cultivars 2003 Data, Pomona, California Quality Ratings 1-9; 9=ideal turf
Princess (#1 rank)
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)
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
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