TifGrand is the world's first seed and pollen sterile (triploid hybrid) bermuda scientifically developed to thrive in 60-70% continuous shade. Developed By Dr. Wayne Hanna and Dr. Kris Braman and the University of Georgia's world renowned turfgrass breeding program, it exhibits the following highly desirable characteristics:
Before TifGrand™ was released it was evaluated under the independent nationwide NTEP 2002 National Bermuda Test (as Tift No. 4).
These 23 trials in 19 states were conducted over five years and TifGrand™ (Tift No. 4) scored as well as or better than other entries. The Download full final report. (Note: this is a 200+ page PDF document that requires Adobe Reader to view. Search for Tift No. 4)