***Ranchero Frio is in extremely short supply for Spring 2015. Our top recommendation is Cheyenne II Bermuda.***
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Grass Seed - Ranchero Frio is a certified pasture seed blend developed by Pennington Seed for pasture and hay production in the southern climates. Ranchero Frio Bermuda Seed performs well for pasture grass and hay production applications across the southern 1/3 of the U.S. from California, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri to Virginia. Ranchero Frio is particularly well suited to sandy soils, but will thrive in most well drained loam soils. This blend is known for its drought and cold tolerance as well as its high yield as a forage or hay crop.
Ranchero Frio Contents:
- Cheyenne or (SWI-810)
- Coated Seed Product - Approximately 50% coating material
Seed Rate: 12-15 lbs. per acre drilled or broadcast.
Seed Depth: Plant no deeper than 1/8"
Planting Date: Late spring through early summer when soil temperatures are 65 degrees or above.
Fertilization: 300-400 lbs. per acre Spring, Summer, Fall
Type: Warm Season Perennial
Adaptation: Tropical, Subtropical: Across the southern 1/3 of the U.S. from California, Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri to Virginia. Particularly well-suited to sandy soils, but will thrive in most well-drained loam soils.
Uses: Ranchero Frio can be used for both grazing and hay production throughout the spring and summer months.
Ranchero Frio Benefits: Ranchero Frio establishes rapidly and provides cover in 45 to 60 days under desirable growing conditions. Extremely drought and cold tolerant. High yielding.
Ranchero Frio Nutrition
Crude Protein: 8 to 14%
TDN: 50 to 55%
NDF: 60 to 70%.
*Environmental conditions and management practices will determine individual results.
Planting: Plow and cultipack to develop a firm seedbed. Firmness is indicated by a heel print no more than 1/8 to 1/4 inch deep in the soil. Broadcast seed and cultipack again to insure good seed and soil contact. Lime soil to 6.0 pH and follow soil test for N-P-K requirements.
Grazing: To establish, delay grazing or hay cutting until forage is 8" to 10" tall. Do not graze or clip for hay shorter than 2". Rotate animals more often during periods of drought stress. When new plants begin to spread, apply 50-60 lbs. of nitrogen per acre. After the stand is established, apply 70-100 lbs. of nitrogen per acre after each cutting of hay. If grazed, apply up to 150 lbs./acre a year split applications throughout summer. The last fertilizer application each year should be done 4 to 6 weeks before killing frost to increase cold tolerance.
Ranchero Frio is coated with Pennington's exclusive Penkoted seed process, which gives your seed an advantage over uncoated seed. The Penkoted seed process literally seals each seed inside a layer of material containing a specific fungicide, a natural insecticide and a growth stimulant. These ingredients are vital in protecting the seed in the ground, guaranteeing better drought tolerance and increased survivability. Penkoted seed develop longer, stronger root systems thereby giving you a thicker, healthier stand of grass.