Yukon Drought Tolerant Bermuda Grass Golf Course, Lawn, Putting Green Seed

Yukon Bermuda Grass Seed

Yukon Bermuda grass seed is the best choice for turf managers needing an exceptional seeded Bermuda grass, no matter what Bermuda growing zone they are in worldwide! Yukon was developed by the Oklahoma State University Turfgrass Research Team, in conjunction with the USGA. This drought tolerant Bermuda turf grass seed is a synthetic variety produced by the inter-crossing of five parental plants that were selected in 1990 from a cold hardy study, based on high turf quality - making it the most cold tolerant Bermudagrass. Yukon is the most dramatic improvement in seeded Bermudagrass varieties to date. It is the pick of Outsidepride for the best quality Bermuda grass lawn seed based on available NTEP data.

Yukon grass is known for its terrific cold tolerance. It can be planted further north then other Bermudagrasses without the winter kill and it will stay green longer before going into dormancy for the winter. Over many years of testing and usage Yukon turf-type bermudagrass continues to be the most cold tolerant seeded bermuda grass available and shows superior Spring Dead Spot resistance. If you utilized another bermuda grass in these transition zone areas and have had significant cold this winter, early seeding with Yukon will insure a bermuda grass cover this year and into the future.

Yukon uses up to 25% less water than other Bermudagrasses, while maintaining superior turf quality, according to university studies. In Oklahoma, Mississippi and Arkansas, Yukon has surpassed all other seeded varieties and many of the vegetative varieties for Spring Dead Spot resistance, Early Spring Green-up and Winter Survival. Yukon's performance exceeds many sod or Bermudagrass seed varieties available today.

Yukon is consistently the top-rated variety of seeded bermudagrass for turf quality. In addition to high ratings for overall turf quality, Yukon is the leading variety to combine high disease resistance and superior winter hardiness, with excellent turf quality. Yukon consistently surpasses other popular varieties such as Princess 77, Riviera and Transcontinental.

Bermuda Grass Yukon has expanded the Bermuda grass planting zone — it is the turfgrass professional’s top choice for projects from the equator to the transition zones of the world. In trials, it has shown excellent turf quality and winter hardiness at both 0.5 inch and 1.5 inch mowing heights. Yukon has consistently outperformed other seeded turf Bermudagrasses in the NTEP trials, as well as other test sites across the United States and overseas. Golf superintendents, parks and sports field managers, landscapers, as well as other quality turf professionals will find this improved turf-type seeded Bermuda grass an advanced performer. Yukon seed can be used on new projects, as well as inter-seeded into existing turf of similar quality. Highest ratings for turfgrass quality, color, density and texture, rank Yukon grass as the best choice for turf managers, wherever Bermudagrass is grown. With its excellent winter survival, drought tolerance and cold tolerance, Yukon Bermudagrass seed becomes a stand-alone choice for transition zone plantings. Additionally, this grass seed is a good choice for creating a putting green for the backyard. Many home golf greens have been established with Yukon putting green seed.


Turfgrass Quality Ratings Of Bermudagrass Cultivars
2007 NTEP - 2011 Data
(Preliminary Data Used With Permission)
Virginia Tech University - Blacksburg, Va
Turfgrass Quality Ratings 1-9; 9 = Ideal Turf (LSD 0.8)


Turfgrass Quality Ratings Of Bermudagrass Cultivars
2007 NTEP – 2009 Data
Quality Under Drought Stress
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
Turfgrass Quality Ratings 1-9; 9 = Ideal Turf (LSD 0.6)


Bermudagrass Cultivars: Percent of Live Grass, Spring After Winter Kill
2007 NTEP – 2010 Data
Oklahoma State University, Stillwater
Percent Live Grass Shown 0-100% (LSD 31.6)


Percent of Spring Green-up Ratings of Bermudagrass
2007 NTEP – 2009 Data
Virginia Tech University, Blacksburg
Percent Spring Greenup;
Percentage Shown 0-100% (LSD 16.3%)

  • Early Spring Green-up
  • Superb winter hardiness
  • Top NTEP ratings for turf quality
  • Outstanding drought tolerance
  • Higher stolon density
  • Spring Dead Spot resistance
  • Uniform, dark green color
  • Excellent alternative to sprigs & sod
  • Short internodes
  • Reduced vertical growth
  • Ultra dense, ultra fine texture
  • Increased Fall color retention
  • Seed new turf: Sow 2-3 pounds of coated bermuda turf grass seed per 1,000 square feet (90-125 pounds per acre). Coated seeds are easier to spread and retain moisture better which improves germination.
  • Seedling Emergence: 14 - 21 days
  • Full coverage: 30 - 60 days from Bermuda grass seed
  • First limited use: 60 - 90 days
  • Seeding Rate: Sow 2-3 pounds of Yukon Bermuda putting grass seed per 1,000 square feet (90-125 pounds per acre)

The Grass Seed Certification program establishes the genetic purity and germination of varieties, blends, and mixtures. The certification process begins with the proper field history before production and continues through the bagging of a grass seed lot with every step independently verified by Seed Certification personnel. Each bermuda grass seed lot to be certified is sampled by Certification personnel and tested in the state seed laboratory, so the grass seed you buy is the seed that was tested If even one standard in this process failed, the lot is uncertified. You can rest assured that your bermuda grass seed is certified!