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Yukon Bermudagrass

Yukon Bermudagrass has received the highest ratings for turf grass quality, color, density and texture as well as excellent winter survival and cold tolerance. This ranks Yukon Bermudagrass as one of the best choices for turf grass managers. Golf superintendents, parks and sports field managers, as well as other quality turf professionals will find this improved turf-type seeded Bermudagrass a high performer on their projects.

Yukon is also an excellent home lawn choice and can be used in all WARM Growing areas where Bermuda is normally planted. Yukon has outperformed other seeded turf bermuda grasses in the NTEP trials, as well as other turf test sites across the United States and overseas.

Scroll down for Yukon bermudagrass performance charts and more technical information. View National Rankings in NTEP Trials.

Yukon bermudagrass seed is also an excellent choice for high quality home lawns.

Yukon Bermuda Grass Seed Information

Yukon bermudagrass uses up to 25% less water than other bermuda grasses, 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 seeded bermuda grass varieties available today.

Yukon Bermuda Grass Seed Performance

Yukon has expanded the bermuda grass planting zone — it is the turf grass 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 bermuda grasses 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 Bermuda Grass Seed can be seeded on new projects, as well as inter-seeded into existing turf of similar quality. Highest ratings for turf grass quality, color, density and texture, rank Yukon as the best choice for turf managers, wherever bermudagrass is grown. Additionally, with its excellent winter survival and cold tolerance, Yukon bermuda grass seed becomes a stand-alone choice for transition zone plantings.

Yukon Bermuda Grass Seed BenefitsYukon Bermudagrass Logo

  • 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

Bermuda Grass Seed Planting & Establishment

  • Seed new turf: 2-3 pounds per 1,000 square feet or 90-125 pounds per acre
  • Germination: 7-10 days
  • First Mowing: Approximately 21 days
  • Full coverage: 30 days from bermuda grass seed
  • First limited use: 60-90 days
  • Seeding Rate: 2-3 pounds of per 1,000 square feet (90-125 pounds per acre)

More Informational Resources

Close-up picture of Yukon Bermuda Grass
Close Up Picture of Yukon Bermuda Grass

National Turfgrass Evaluation Program

Mean Turfgrass Quality Ratings of Commercial Bermudagrass (seeded) Cultivars for sites in the Transition Zone - in Illinois (IL), Kansas (KS), Maryland (MD&UB), Nebraska (NE) and Oklahoma (OK)
1992-1996 data

  IL2 KS2 MD1 NE1 OK1 UB1
Yukon (OKS91-11) 4.9 7.6 6.7 6.3 6.0 6.4
Mirage 4.6 7.2 6.2 5.2 5.9 6.4
Jackpot 5.3 6.9 3.4 5.4 5.9 6.3
Sundevil 4.1 6.6 4.8 5.3 5.5 5.8
Guymon 3.3 6.7 6.0 4.5 5.7 5.4
Sultan 4.8 6.6 2.9 6.2 5.9 5.4
Numex Sahara 4.6 5.6 2.6 5.7 5.3 5.4
Cheyenne 4.1 6.0 1.6 5.3 5.2 6.4
Sonesta 4.2 5.8 2.1 5.5 5.2 5.0
Primavera 4.2 5.7 1.9 5.3 5.0 4.8
Arizona common-seed 3.9 5.8 2.2 4.8 4.8 4.5
LSD @ 5% 0.8 0.8 1.2 1.0 0.7 1.1

YUKON (OKS91-11) - Fine textured turf bermudagrass variety with increased turf density. Dark green color, reduced plant height and reduced lateral growth rate for improved turf grass performance. This variety will outrank Tifway 419 under some management systems. This Certified bermuda variety is very suited to use on golf course projects, as well as sports fields, parks, schools and home lawns. Developed in Oklahoma, this variety is noted for increased cold tolerance and winter survival, as well as high levels of resistance to Spring Dead Spot. Certified seed readily available

Bermudagrass Turf Data 1997
University of Arizona Maricopa Agricultural Center-Maricopa, AZ Turf Trial
  Greenup Color Color Color Density Density
Variety March 14 April 10 June 4 August 5 June 4 August 5
Yukon (OKS91-11) 6.3 6.7 8.0 6.7 7.7 7.3
SWI-10 4.3 5.3 4.0 6.0 5.3 5.7
Princess 66 6.0 5.3 6.0 5.3 8.0 6.7
Guymon 4.7 5.7 7.0 6.7 6.0 4.0
Sultan 6 4.0 6.7 5.0 6.0 5.3 6.7
Yuma 4.3 5.3 3.7 6.0 5.0 6.0
LSD@ 5% 1.4 1.6 1.4 1.3 1.4 1.2

MORE COMPARISONS

  Quality 1 - 9, 9 = best
Variety June 4 August 5 1997 Mean
Yukon (OKS91-11) 7.3 7.0 6.2
SWI-10 6.7 7.0 6.0
Princess 66 6.7 7.0 6.0
Guymon 7.7 6.0 6.0
Sultan 6 5.7 6.7 5.8
Yuma 5.3 6.3 5.6
LSD @ 5% 1.7 1.6 0.9
1997 Mean is based on data from April 10, June 4 and Aug. 5, 1997.

National Turfgrass Evaluation Program
Percentage of Winter Kill
Ratings of Commercial Bermudagrass (seeded) Cultivars
Kentucky (KY), Maryland (MD&UB), Nebraska (NE), Oklahoma (OK), Virginia (VA)
1992-1996 data

Variety KY1 MD1 NE1 OK1 UB1 VA1 Mean
Yukon (OKS91-11) 3.0 83.3 53.3 15.7 31.7 11.7 33.1
Guymon* 8.3 76.7 73.3 3.3 56.7 10.0 38.1
Mirage 2.3 97.0 86.7 87.3 91.7 15.0 63.3
Jackpot 5.7 99.0 93.0 94.3 97.0 15.0 67.3
Sultan 21.7 98.7 96.0 95.3 98.7 38.3 74.8
Sundevil 5.0 98.3 93.0 98.0 98.0 56.7 74.8
Primavera 55.0 98.7 90.0 98.0 99.0 42.0 80.4
Sonesta 71.3 99.0 93.0 98.0 99.0 55.0 85.9
Numex Sahara 67.3 98.7 93.0 98.0 99.0 70.0 87.7
Cheyenne 75.0 98.7 99.0 97.7 78.3 80.0 88.1
Arizona common-seed 94.0 98.3 96.0 98.0 99.0 66.0 91.9
LSD @ 5% 31.6 8.1 19.7 10.8 31.8 26.7 9.6

*Guymon is a lower turf quality pasture variety with high cold tolerance.

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