Hudson Turf-Type Tall Fescue

Hudson offers excellent turf quality, dark green color, disease resistance, and better ability to tolerate many different types of soil.

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Superior Quality In Tough Conditions

Hudson is a selection out of germplasm that included established turf plots where plants were exhibiting "Superior turf quality during the hot humid summer months when the heat stress, brown patch and pythium diseases were the most severe." This selection process has created a variety that's beautifully strong!

Selected For Battle

Hudson offers excellent turf quality, dark green color, great sod strength, disease resistance, and better ability to tolerate shade, drought, and saline soils.

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Performance Data

Category*'07'08'09'10
Quality - Schedule BX
Quality - SoutheastX
Quality - Upper West/MountainXXX
Quality - SouthwestXXX
Quality - North CentralX
Quality Shade, Carbondale, ILXX
Ground Cover Drought,SDX
Sod Strength - VA Beach, VAXX
Quality - Saline Irrigation, NMXXX
Genetic ColorXXX
Spring DensityXX
Summer DensityX
Summer Ground CoverXX
Fall Ground CoverXX
Drought Tolerance - wiltingX
Drought Tolerance - dormancy
Drought, Brookings, SDXX
Brown Patch (cool temp.)XX
Brown Patch (Traffic, NJ)X
Red Thread ResistanceX
Pink Snow Mold ResistanceX
Fall Color (Sept)XX
Fall Color (Oct)XXXX
Fall Color (Nov)X
Fall Color (Dec)XX
Winter SurvivabilityX
Percent Spring Green UpX
Percent Establishment (TX)X
Brown Patch TNX

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*Hudson rates statistically equal to the highest score.

Very Wide Adaptation

Independent data from around the country shows Hudson to be very suitable to many climates and multiple applications. In 2009-10, Hudson was added to the "Promising Variety" category of the Maryland-Virginia Turfgrass Variety Recommendation list.

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Performance Data

Location*'07'08'09'10
Fayetteville, ARXX
Sunnyvale, CAX
Griffin, GAXX
Carbondale, ILXXX
Urbana, ILX
W. Layfayette, INXX
Wichita, KSXXX
College Park, MDX
St Paul, MNXXX
Columbia, MOXXX
Mississippi State, MSXX
Mead, NEXXX
Las Cruces, NMXXXX
Las Cruces, NM (Saline Water)XXX
Kingston, RIXXX
Brookings, SDX
Knoxville, TNXX
Dallas, TXXX
Logan, UTXX
Blacksburg, VAXXXX
VA Beach, VAXXX
Madison, WIXX

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*Where Hudson is statistically equal to the highest quality rating.

Dark Green Color

Hudson's rich dark green color is a benefit to any lawn. It's natural deep green color keeps lawns looking great even into the late fall and when limited nutrients are used.

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Color Data

2007-2011

VarietyGenetic ColorColor (Oct.)Color (Dec.)
Highest Score7.56.76.4
Hudson7.36.65.9
Cochise IV6.96.15.6
Falcon V6.66.46.0
Rebel IV6.66.35.7
KY-314.04.54.8
LDS value0.310.9

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Enhance Your Seed

We provide an array of seed enhancements, including bio stimulants, macro and micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and colorants. These are available for all seed types and uses.

Coated tall fescue seeds

Planting Instructions

Seeding Rate

New Lawns
7–10 lbs/1000 sqft
Overseeding
4–6 lbs/1000 sqft

Planting Dates

Spring and early fall

Planting Map

Planting Depth

1/4"

Optimal pH

5.8-6.5

Germination

7-14 days

Mowing Height

3-4"