Breeder: Pure Seed Testing, Dr. Melodee Fraser
For establishment of an aggressive, dense Bermuda grass
turf where a low growing fine textured appearance is desired. Excellent
for lawns, parks, golf courses (fairways, tees, and roughs), and sports
Area of Adaptation: In the tropical and sub-tropical climate zones where Bermuda grass
is currently used. Germination: Panama should be planted when soil
temperatures are consistently above 70 degrees F, in full sun on well
drained soil. Proper drainage is essential for successful establishment
and the development of mature healthy turf.
Care must be taken not to cover the seed with too much soil - no more than 1/4
inch covering the seed is recommended. Soil moisture around the seed
must be maintained for about 1-2 weeks.
Panama has excellent seedling vigor. Under ideal conditions, germination may begin within 10 to 14 days.
Allow 14 to 18 days for completion. Full coverage may be attained in 4
to 6 weeks. If planting is occurring early or late in the season, more
time may be needed for establishment.
After most of the grass has filled in and when the blades of grass are
1/3 taller than your desired mowing height, you are ready for your first
mowing. It is recommended that no more than 1/3 of the leaf blade be
removed per mowing.
Winter overseeding of dormant Bermudagrass may be done for year round
green color, but is not generally recommended on turf less than 6 to 8
months of age. Immature turf may be damaged by the vertical cutting and
scalping procedures, leaving it unable to compete with the overseeded
species during the spring transition.