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Beginner Gardening Questions: What type of grass seeds are these?!Also germination time?

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skelkro
Glendale, AZ

April 11, 2013
5:12 PM

Post #9480593

I heard that they were Bermuda seeds but I'm not fully sure.

Also, if you may, please post the germination time!

Thank you!

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Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 11, 2013
5:30 PM

Post #9480608

What size are they?

Often seed (any sort) that is not its natural color has been treated in some way.
Perhaps a fungicide to help the seedlings resist diseases while they sprout.
Perhaps a pesticide, and this seed is intended to be used as bait to kill gophers.
skelkro
Glendale, AZ

April 11, 2013
6:12 PM

Post #9480660

They are about 1 cm. long in length.
Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 11, 2013
7:00 PM

Post #9480706

I thought Bermuda grass seed was a lot smaller than that. Maybe Tall Fescue seed? That one is about a cm long.
Here is a link to a picture of Bermuda grass seed with a scale. See how the seeds are not even 5mm long? Maybe they are just 2mm long.

http://www.plantmanagementnetwork.org/elements/view.aspx?ID=3947
Diana_K
Contra Costa County, CA
(Zone 9b)

April 11, 2013
7:02 PM

Post #9480710

I think you can figure out germination time faster simply by sprouting some. Put several dozen in a cell pac or 4" pot and keep it moist, not soggy wet, and about room temperature. In a bright window would be good. Barely cover the seeds.
skelkro
Glendale, AZ

April 11, 2013
7:17 PM

Post #9480741

Alright, I will do some research about the tall fescue seeds.

Thank you.

And yes,it does look like my seeds look too big to be bermudas.

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