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Granite Kentucky Bluegrass Seed - 50 lb. Bag

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Granite Kentucky Bluegrass is a dark green, wear tolerant Kentucky
bluegrass with excellent summer stress tolerance. It
tolerates a low mowing height for high maintenance
turf, but can also be used for lower maintenance

Granite is very dark green, dense and fine leaved, with
exceptional turf quality and wear tolerance. It is an excellent
summer performer under severe summer stress, and will
persist indefinitely under demanding turfgrass conditions.
Granite is a low growing cultivar that requires less frequent
mowing than most other bluegrasses. Granite has shown
high resistance to wilting and excellent drought tolerance for
reduced water requirements.

Granite is recommended for use wherever a premium/elite
quality Kentucky bluegrass turf is needed. It can be cut to
1/2”, and is suitable for golf course fairways and roughs. It
can be used in sod blends, on sports turf, in parks and on
high quality home lawns. Compared to many varieties,
Granite has fairly good adaptation to shady conditions.

It is rare to find the overall disease resistance that Granite
possesses. It has demonstrated very good to excellent
resistance to Leaf Spot, Melting Out, Summer Patch, Dollar
Spot, Brown Patch, Rusts and Powdery Mildew. The overall
disease resistance is so good, that it is a variety that can be
planted straight and does not always have to be blended
with other varieties.

A seeding rate of 2-4 lbs. per 1000 sq. ft. is ideal. The soil
incorporation of a pre-plant fertilizer, based on a soil test, is
recommended. Generally, incorporating 1 to 1-1/2 lbs. of
actual N per 1000 sq. ft. is helpful to ensure a quick start.

Under good late summer and early fall conditions,
germination and seedling emergence can be expected within
7-14 days after planting.

Granite is a versatile variety and can adapt to the highest
levels of management, or to middle and lower maintenance
regimes as well. For the best quality turf, timely fertilization
and irrigation are recommended. About 1/2 lb. of actual N
per month of growing season is recommended, but higher
and lower amounts of N can easily be tolerated. The
recommended cutting height ranges from ½ - 3”.

Year of Introduction 2007
Main Uses Golf courses, lawns, parks,
Seed Count 1,050,000 seeds / lb.
Normal Days to Germinate 8-10 days (fall)
Normal Days to First
NTEP Quality Ratings
(2006 - 2010 data)
Excellent – 6.3 in Schedule
Genetic Color Very dark
Summer Stress Tolerance Excellent – 7.7
Turf Density Very dense – 7.6 (Summer)
Drought Tolerance Excellent – 6.6 (Wilting)
Winter Color Retention Good – 5.4
Wear Tolerance Good – 5.7
Close Mowing Excellent – 0.5” minimum
Powdery Mildew Resistance Very good
Leaf Spot Resistance Excellent – 7.7
Summer Patch Resistance Very good – 5.3
Seedling Vigor Very good – 5.4
Dollar Spot Resistance Excelle

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