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.
Advantages of Princess 77 Hybrid Bermuda grass:
- Requires 21% less water than Tifway
- Better divot recovery than Tifway
- Outstanding drought tolerance
- Dark green color
- 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
It's no secret why Hancock's Princess 77 Bermuda Seed is so popular. The answer is "because it works"! Here are a few of our favorite reviews from clients who have planted Hancock's Coated Centipede Seed:
"Thus far I’ve been very pleased with the Princess 77 Bermuda seed, it’s been down for nearly four weeks and is looking good," says William P. "I recently ordered another ten pounds and overhauled another section of my yard this past weekend."
"The purchase, delivery and planting instructions were easy fast and helpful," says Eugene L. "The upgrade began sprouting in under 7 days. At 14 days it’s greening up. I filled in with an additional pound of seed. Hancock also has the very best prices I found nationally."
"I have purchased grass seed from Hancock on several occasions and they always execute exactly as they advertise," says Scott D. "There is a lot to be said for doing what you say you are going to do. My purchase was simple and convenient and I would recommend them to anyone."
"Not only is the process easy to buy online, it also provides enough information for even the beginner to understand," says Joseph M. "The product was delivered on time, packaged excellent and the seeds are growing nicely!! Thank you!!"
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.