TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda is known as couch here in Australia but is unlike any couch you have seen before.
A key characteristic particularly important for this time of year is Winter Colour. Whilst TifTuf is a warm-season variety and will go into a certain level of dormancy throughout the Winter months, it has shown that it holds substantially more colour as the temperatures cool than other couch varieties. It also greens up much faster than other varieties coming into Spring. Combine this with its superior drought resistance and durability, and you truly have the ideal lawn for Australian conditions.
Increased gibberellic acid production results in TifTuf having superior stimulation of photosynthesis. This greatly assists in its winter colour retention as well as the plants ability to have increased photosynthesis, meaning it has a greater ability to absorb sunlight. In simple terms, this means that it needs 50% less sunlight than all other Bermuda’s.
This is a picture of TifTuf at a Turf Farm in South Australia after experiencing 7 frosts.
TifTuf has been hand selected out of almost 30,000 different Bermuda varieties, showing superior qualities in drought tolerance, shade tolerance, wear tolerance and winter colour, whilst at the same time maintaining excellent turf quality.
TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda has been formally recognised with the Smart Approved WaterMark for the following states and territories in Australia – QLD, NSW, VIC, TAS and SA (WA & NT excluded).
The Sports Turf Research Institute (STRI) recently conducted a trial evaluating the “Performance of bermuda grass cultivars under different shade, irrigation and wear treatments”. TifTuf Hybrid Bermuda was a clear stand out performer in this trial.
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