Princess® 77

Princess® 77 bermudagrass is the first dense, fine-textured hybrid bermudagrass variety to be available in seeded form. Princess® seed is produced much like hybrid seed corn, but instead of two inbred parent lines, two self-incompatible but cross-fertile parent clones are planted in alternating rows. The specific combining ability of these two elite parent clones is what makes Princess® 77, an F1 hybrid, the first seeded bermudagrass that is competitive with the vegetative hybrid bermudagrasses for turfgrass quality, leaf texture, color, and density.


Characteristics:
  • Outstanding drought tolerance
  • Requires 21% less water than Tifway
  • Dark green color
  • Better divot recovery than Tifway
  • Medium fine leaf texture
  • High leaf density
  • Excellent fall color retention
  • Higher overall turf quality than all commercial seeded varieties in U.S. and International tests

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Climatic Zones: 2, 3, 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12