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bermuda grass is the first dense, fine textured hybrid
bermudagrass variety to be available in seeded form. Princess 77 bermuda grass
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 bermudagrass in turf grass quality, leaf
texture, color, and density.
Characteristics Of Princess 77 Bermuda
Outstanding drought tolerance
Requires 29% 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
Planted for use in 2004 & 2005 Super Bowl Games!
Read about Bermuda Grass Putting Greens.
How to plant Princess 77 Bermuda Grass Seed
Lower Seeding Rates For Princess 77
Seeding Rates: New
Turf Applications 1 - 2 lbs/1,000 square
Princess 77 Bermuda has a lower seeding rate compared to other bermuda grass varieties due to the fact that one
pound of un-hulled Princess-77 contains 2,200,000 seeds compared to
1,400,000 for un-hulled NuMex Sahara, that is 57% more seed or 800,000 more seeds per pound.
Compare Princess 77 in NTEP Studies
1997 National Bermudagrass Test – 1998, 1999, & 2000 Data for
selected Turfgrass Characteristics.
Princess 77 data from
1997-2001 Data from
Final Report NTEP No. 02-7 1997 National Bermudagrass Test:
Drought tolerance (wilting) of all
Drought tolerance (wilting) of
all seeded cultivars only in NTEP 1997-2001
Drought tolerance (dormancy)
Drought tolerance (dormancy) at
For complete report go to: National Bermudagrass Test – 1997:
Progress Report 1998, NTEP No.99-1, Progress Report 1999, NTEP
No.00-4, Progress Report 2000, NTEP No.01-5.
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