Passport perennial ryegrass turf was developed by Pure Seed Testing Inc. and is a leading performer in overall turf quality. Passport has very good early establishment, excellent spring density, outstanding drought tolerance and good resistance to red thread, pink patch and snow mold. These key characteristics make Passport perennial ryegrass turf the right choice for all perennial ryegrass applications.

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  • Quick Establishment
  • Spring Density
  • Drought Tolerance

General Perennial Ryegrass Characteristics
Uses: lawns, athletic fields, golf course, all general use. Excellent when used in mixes. Ideal in sun and tolerates partial shade.
Growth Habit: Bunch type, tillers
Blade: 2-4 mm., glossy underside, red base at crown

Adaptations and Use

  • An excellent choice for overseeding in southern regions

General Perennial Ryegrass Seeding Rates
lbs./1,000 sq. ft.: 5-8
Seeds/lb.: 500,000-615,000, depending on species

Germination: 5-7 days under ideal conditions

Please see “Management” tab on “Ryegrass” page for detailed turf management information and best practices.

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