GENERAL DESCRIPTION: GN-1 is a dark green, medium-fine textured hybrid bermuda bred in Southern California. It is one of the first hybrid bermudagrasses bred and grown in sod production within California since the introduction of Santa Ana in 1968. A result of seven years of breeding and three generations of crosses from bermudagrasses from Africa, Australia, and the USA, GN-1 also underwent an additional four years of observation in Camarillo, Bakersfield, Hesperia, and Fallbrook California. The result is an outstanding hybrid bermuda grass capable of professional sports turf performance yet manageable for cities, schools, park & recreation districts, and the home owner-hybrid enthusiast.
RECOMMENDED USES: GN-1 is recommended for most residential and commercial turf areas where hybrid bermuda is desired. It is an ideal sports turfgrass with excellent performance for football, soccer, and baseball fields, as well as golf fairways and tees. With lower maintenance requirements than Santa Ana or Tifway grasses, GN-1 is a great alternative where reductions in equipment, man-power, and budgets have reduced overall turf maintenance programs. GN-1 Turf, known as CT-2 in Australia, was used in Sydney for the 2000 Olympic Games.