Princess 77 Bermuda Grass Seed may be the King of Bermuda options for lawns, golf, athletic turf, and park applications. This variety places at the top of nearly every commercial test in both the United States and International tests.
- Dark green clor
- Outstanding drought tolerance
- Dark green color, excellent fall color retention
- Medium fine leaf texture
- Higher overal turf quality
Princess 77 Bermuda Grass Seed is the first dense, fine-textured hybrid Bermuda Grass variety to be available in seeded form. Princess 77 Bermuda Grass seed is used for lawns, golf courses, athletic fields, parks and premium landscape applications.
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 Bermuda Grass that is competitive with the vegetative hybrid Bermuda Grasses for turf grass quality, leaf texture, color, and density.
Bermuda grass is one of the most renowned species of turf when golf course superintendents are planting for use on greens. The Princess 77 Bermuda Grass variety is particular in creating healthy, consistent, and smooth putting platforms.
Princess 77 Bermuda Grass Seed thrives in in Florida, Georgia, Alabama, Louisiana, Mississippi, Oklahoma, Texas, Tennessee, Virginia, North Carolina, South Carolina, Arkansas, Arizona, New Mexico, Nevada and California.
For new turf applications, apply 1 - 2 lbs per 1,000 sq. ft. 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. That is why we recommend a lower seeding rate for Princess 77 compared to other varieties. Princess 77 should be planted when soil temperatures are consistently above 65 degrees F. For best results, take a soil sample and follow fertility recommendations prior to planting. Care must be taken not to cover the seed with too much soil; no more than 1/4 in. covering over the seed is advised. After seeding, soil moisture in the root zone must be maintained for about 1 to 2 weeks. Germination may begin within 7 to 10 days. After the new turf is established, less frequent, deep watering is desirable.
Recommended mowing height is 3/16 to 1 in. with no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade removed per mowing. Full coverage may be attained with proper management in 4 to 6 weeks. Fertilize with 1/2 to 1 lb. 1,000 sq. ft. of actual N per month of growing season for optimum performance, fertilization may be reduced by 1/2 if clippings are returned. This is a dense hybrid. Verticut at least once per growing season, during periods of active growth. Winter overseeding may be completed for year-round green color, but is generally not recommended on turf less than 6 months old.
Hancock Seed has spent more than 40 years perfecting our products, and when it comes to selling other branded products, we only select the best of the best. This includes Princess 77 Bermuda Grass. We are willing to stand behind every product that we sell – from growth to harvesting, and processing to packaging. We guarantee that all of our products are the freshest, highest quality seeds. All of our seeds have been cleaned and meet or exceed all legal requirements for germination rates and quality. If you have any concerns with your Princess 77 Bermuda Grass, please reach out to Hancock Seed.