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Celebration Bermudagrass Variety Description


Celebration Bermuda, introduced by Sod Solutions, Inc., is a selected mutation of Cynodon dactylon, a hybrid cultivar of Bermuda, chosen specifically for its dark blue-green color, low growing habit, adaptability to light to moderate shade, excellent drought tolerance and ability to reduce production costs while demonstrating desirable growth characteristics.  It was developed in Australia and has proven its ability to thrive in hot, humid conditions in a variety of applications from home lawns to sports fields.  Celebration has performed well in sandy and clay soil types with aggressive growth from its runners and rhizomes, but can be mowed with a standard rotary mower due to its broader leaf and open growth habit.


Latitude 36 Bermudagrass Variety Description

Plant Patent Protected

Latitude 36 Bermudagrass was released by Oklahoma State University in 2011.  It is a sterile hybrid with exceptional cold tolerance and winter damage is seldom seen.  It was selected for use in home lawns, parks and golf/sports applications from the Southern United States to areas north of the transition zone.  It has blades that are fine textured and offers rapid sod production cycles and excellent handling characteristics for the sod producer.  It offers outstanding beauty and performance, early green-up, fine texture, excellent density, excellent wear tolerance and rapid recovery from traffic. 


NorthBridge Bermudagrass Variety Description

Plant Patent Protected

NorthBridge Bermudagrass was released in 2011 by Oklahoma State University.  It has a unique combination of traits; cold hardiness and a fine texture.  NorthBridge is fast to establish.  It offers rapid sod production cycles and excellent handling characteristics for the sod producer.  For the golf course superintendent, sports field manager, and homeowner it offers outstanding beauty and performance; early green-up, excellent density, excellent  wear tolerance and rapid recovery from traffic.  It is a sterile hybrid and is exceptional for use for applications from the Southern United Sates to areas north of the transition zone. 


Patriot Bermudagrass Variety Description


Patriot was developed by the Oklahoma State University Bermudagrass Breeding and Development Team.  This low temperature-hardy variety establishes rapidly from sprigs and has improved resistance to spring dead spot.  Excellent aerial shoot survival during winter, relatively short internodes and high shoot density may result in a need for routine de-thatching under intensive management.  It combines superior cold tolerance, disease resistance, wear tolerance and leaf texture.  Patriot is clearly the bermudagrass of the future for the Mid-Atlantic region.



PremierPRO Brand Bermudagrass (Variety Premier) Description

Plant Patent Protected

Premier is a unique variety of bermudagrass that was discovered under cultivated conditions in a golf course fairway near Seal Beach, California.  It was identified in the field as having a darker green leaf color than its suspected parent, Tifgreen.  Premier was propagated by the inventors under field and greenhouse conditions in Parker, Texas by cutting of rhizomes and stolons, rooting them in soil, and planting of the rooted material to provide planting stock for studying performance.  Asexually reproduced plants have remained stable and true to type through successive generations of propagation. It is a perennial bermudagrass that spreads by both stolons and rhizomes.  Premier has not shown any susceptibility in tests to date to the diseases and insects common to the bermudagrass genus.  It will be limited only by winter survival in colder regions, and is undergoing further research to determine the most northern area of survival at this time

Riviera Bermudagrass Variety Description

U. S. Protected Variety

Can be sold only as a class of Certified Seed

Riviera is a synthetic variety developed from three parental plants and released by the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station with an exclusive license to Johnston Seed Company, Enid, OK.  Riviera produces a moderately fine-textured, medium dark green turf with excellent turf quality.  It appears to have adequate resistance or tolerance to the major pests of bermudagrass, particularly in the U.S. transition zone.  It is sufficiently cold-hardy to be used in parts of the U. S. transition zone between warm-season and cool-season turfgrasses with minimal risk.   Commercial plants of Riviera must be established by planting either certified seed or certified sod (or sprigs).  Certified sod (or sprigs) must be produced from a field planted with foundation seed.

Sovereign Bermudagrass Variety Description

U. S. Variety Protection Applied For

Sovereign solves the dilemma when planting a warm season grass in the upper transition zone.  It alleviates the concern regarding lack of cold tolerance.  The thriving germplasm selected in Northern KY when breeding Sovereign ensures the utmost tolerance to the elements.  The find texture and bright green color, and aggressive growth satisfy all turf managers.  It has brilliant overall turf quality, excellent winter hardiness, superb drought tolerance, vigorous establishment from seed, and superlative wear tolerance.  It is recommended for golf course tees, fairways, and roughs, Sovereign is  also recommended for sports fields, parks, and utility fields, and lawns.  Reduced water applications trim overall management cost. 

TifTuf™ Bermudagrass Variety Description

U. S. Protected Variety

Can be sold only as a class of Certified Seed

TifTuf™ Bermudagrass is sold only as a certified bermudagrass.  It sets the new scientific standard in drought resistance and sustainability - requiring less water and recovering from drought faster than any other bermudagrass on the market.  It has a fine texture, bright green color, and boasts superior recovery from traffic and injury.  It is the all-around best choice for professionals and homeowners seeking a low-maintenance turf with excellent performance under stress.  It is grown year-round at NG Turf and can be installed as dormant sod during the winter months.  It is an aggressive grower and establishes quickly.


Tifway (419) Bermudagrass Variety Description

Tifway (419) was selected and cooperatively tested by the USDA, the Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station, and the U.S. and Southern Golf Associations.  Found in a seed lot of African bermudagrasses from Johannesburg, South Africa, in the Spring of 1954, this chance hybrid between African and common bermudagrass will shed no pollen and set no seed.   The dark-green, disease-resistant variety spreads quickly, and is more resistant to sod webworm.  Tifway was released to growers of certified sprigs in 1960.      

Tifway II Bermudagrass Variety Description

Tifway II is an F1 hybrid released in 1960 by Georgia Coastal Plain Experiment Station and the Plant Science Research Division of ARS.  It has darker green color, greater frost resistance, earlier Spring growth, greater sod webworm and mole cricket resistance, better herbicide tolerance, and stiffer leaf blades than Tiffine or Tifgreen.


Vamont Bermudagrass Variety Description

 Vamont Bermudagrass was released by the Virginia Agricultural Experiment Station in 1980.  It is medium textured with few, if any, seed stems.  The grass is medium green color, spreads vigorously, and forms a dense turf which appears to have good tolerance to traffic.  In sprigged plants, it appears to have adequate cover for play in about six weeks.  It is more winter hardy than Tifway.  Vamont has been used extensively on athletic fields, golf course fairways, and lawns.


Empire Zoysia Variety Description

Patent Pending

Empire Zoysia was discovered in Brazil, and unlike other Zoysia varieties, has proven its ability to thrive in hot, humid conditions. Because of its drought tolerance, Empire requires less water than most other grasses and is well suited to areas where water use is severely regulated.  It also requires less fertilizer. Empire has performed well in sandy and clay soil types with aggressive growth from its runners and rhizomes, but can be mowed with a standard rotary mower due to its broader leaf and open growth habit.  Because of its dense growth habit, weeds are rarely a problem in healthy stands.

JaMur Zoysia Variety Description


JaMur Zoysia  is a medium textured zoysia grass with a distinctive natural blue-green color.  It  produces a lush, dense turf and offers excellent recovery from traffic and wear.  With its adaptability to full sun and moderate shade sites, JaMur is one of the most versatile turfgrass varieties available.  JaMur Zoysia is ideal for any turf project where you want to be noticed. It is extremely wear and drought tolerant and possesses cold, insect, and disease tolerances.  If you are a fan of Zoysia, but you insist on greater quality and characteristics, you will want to be a part of the JaMur revolution.



Zeon Zoysia Variety Description


Zeon is absolutely the most beautiful turfgrass available!  Zeon is a fine-bladed, dark green color zoysia grass that is drought tolerant and can handle full sun and has excellent shade tolerance.  Zeon is a luxury turfgrass superior to Emerald in its rich beautiful look and lush dense turf.  Zeon is superior to Emerald due to low thatch buildup, cold hardiness, and few insect or disease problems.  It is a lower maintenance zoysia grass because of its ability to be mowed with a rotary mower.  Zeon is excellent for lawns and golf course fairways and tees.

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Last modified: 07/17/13