IMPORTANT -- RANCHERO FRIO BERMUDA SEED:
We have only a limited amount of Ranchero Frio Bermuda available for sale each spring. Due to the limited quantity available, we often sell out of Ranchero seed in late-spring (April / May). -- Order early to insure availability of this item.
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed
Ranchero Frio Bermuda pasture grass seed blend, produces a pasture that is excellent for cattle, horses and other grazing animals.
Ranchero Frio Blend is an improved forage type bermuda pasture grass seed blend that includes the popular Bermuda Grass Seed varieties, Cheyenne II, Giant,and Mohawk. Ranchero Frio Bermuda Grass has excellent hay yields and is easy to establish as a permanent summer pasture.
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Ranchero Frio Blend
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Seed Blend - 25 LBS. -Unhulled / Coated Seed
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Seed Blend - 50 LBS. -Unhulled/Coated Seed
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Pasture Grass Seed Blend Facts
Bermuda pasture grass seed blend, Ranchero Frio, is a certified pasture grass seed blend by Pennington Seed that is very popular in the southern USA as a permanent summer pasture grass. This bermuda grass blend is specially formulated with giant and spreading bermuda grass varieties to provide high forage yields for hay or pasture.
Ranchero Frio can be planted as pasture for horses, sheep, beef and dairy animals where good quality and abundant forage is needed. This bermuda grass seed blend may also be used for erosion control where a strong, fast establishing sod is needed.
Ranchero Bermuda Grass Blend Contents*
*Inert matter includes aproximately 50.00% coating material. Current mixture is an un-hulled coated seed. Mix subject to change due to availability of varieties included. The actual percentages included in the mixture and percentages of each variety included in a specific mix may change / vary slightly between lots. Some seed lots may contain the variety Cheyenne in the mixture.
- Blend of Mohawk, Giant, and Cheyenne II (SWI-810)
- Some lots also contain variety SWI-1001 (new variety)
- Coated Bermuda seed
Type Of GrassWarm season perennial pasture bermuda grass. Great permanent summer pasture grass for horses , cattle and other grazing animals.
Adaptation Areas For Ranchero Frio Bermuda Grass
Across the southern 1/3 of the U.S. from California to Virginia.
Including Oklahoma, Kansas, and Missouri to Virginia areas. Particularly well suited to sandy soils, but will thrive in most well drained loam soils.
Uses For Ranchero Frio Bermuda Grass
Ranchero Frio can be used for both grazing for horses & cattle and hay production throughout the spring and summer months. Ranchero Frio establishes rapidly and provides cover in 45 to 60 days under desirable growing conditions.
Benefits Of Ranchero Frio Bermuda Grass
Extremely drought and cold tolerant. High yielding forage and hay crop.
Nutritional Value Of Ranchero Frio Bermuda Forage Grass
Crude Protein: 8 to 14%, TDN: 55 to 65%, NDF: 60 to 70%, & ADF: 29 to 40%
*Environmental conditions and management practices will determine individual results and actual nutritional quality.
Planting Information For Ranchero Frio Bermuda Blend
Rate: 15 lbs. per acre drilled or broadcast.
Depth: Plant no deeper than 1/8
Date: Late spring through early summer when soil temperatures are 65° F or above.
Planting Preparation for Ranchero Frio
Plow and culti-pack to develop a firm seedbed. Firmness is indicated by a heel print no more than 1/8" deep in the soil. Broadcast seed and culti-pack again to insure good seed-soil contact. Lime soil to 6.0 and follow soil test for N-P-K. When new plants begin to run (spread), apply 50-60 lbs. of nitrogen per acre.
Establishment & Grazing Practices For Ranchero Frio
Apply 20-30 lbs./acre nitrogen at planting time. To establish, delay grazing or hay cutting until forage is 8" to 10" tall. Do not graze or clip for hay shorter than 2". Rotate animals more often during periods of drought stress. During establishment, weed and crabgrass competition must be controlled by clipping (mowing) or flash grazing.
Fertilization of Ranchero Frio Bermuda After Cutting or GrazingAfter the stand is established, apply 70-100 lbs. of nitrogen per acre after each cutting of hay. If grazed, apply up to 150 lbs./acre a year in split applications throughout summer. Last fertilizer application each year should be done 4 to 6 weeks before a killing frost to increase cold tolerance.
Ranchero Frio Bermuda Blend Is Penkoted
Ranchero Frio is coated with Pennington’s exclusive Penkoted® seed process, which gives your seed an advantage over uncoated seed. The Penkoted® seed process literally seals each seed inside a layer of material containing a specific fungicide, a natural insecticide and a growth stimulant. These ingredients are vital in protecting the seed in the ground, guaranteeing better drought tolerance and increased survivability. Penkoted® seed develop longer, stronger root systems thereby giving you a thicker, healthier stand of grass.