I made a stop at GrassMasters Sod Farm today. The goal, look at 3 different bermudagrasses:
3. Latitude 36
Here are a few general notes:
First, Quickstand bermudagrass. Here are a couple photos:
As seen on the photos above, this cultivar is not as dense as the newer cultivars and have very thick stolons.
Next, Northbridge bermudagrass was observed. Here are a couple of photos:
The first photo shows Northbridge at sprig harvesting cutting height. The second photo shows Northbride at sod cutting height. Very fine leaf blades - similar to Patriot bermudagrass.
Lastly, Latitude 36 bermudagrass was observed. Here are a couple of photos:
The first photo shows Latitude 36 at sprig harvesting cutting height. The second photo shows Latitude 36 at sod cutting height. Very fine leaf blades - similar to Patriot bermudagrass.
Here is a photo of sprigs from all three cultivars:
Quickstand/Latitude 36/ Northbridge
Conclusion - The two new cultivars (Latitude 36 and Northbridge) are excellent, dense turf with fine leaf texture. Northbridge stolons were observed to have 3 plants per inch on the stolons while the Latitude 36 had only 2. So, I would expect more scalping with Northbridge and less with Latitude 36, but Northbridge looks to be the slightly denser turf.
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