ScienTurfic Tahoma 31 is a “game changer” in that it has all the water saving benefits of a warm-season grass while being able to tolerate the harsh cold winters in Colorado.
Developed by top turfgrass researchers at Oklahoma State University. Tahoma 31 Bermudagrass was tested in 36 locations across the country over multiple years in the National Turfgrass Evaluation Program.
ScienTurfic Tahoma 31 performed #1 in six major categories against top Bermuda blends in the NTEP program including TifTuf, Latitude 36, Tifway, Celebration, NorthBridge, and Iron Cutter.
Comparing evapotranspiration rates, Tahoma 31 fared best while TifTuf used the most water. Overall, Tahoma 31 used 18% less water than TifTuf.
By the end of the NTEP study, Tahoma 31 was rated by far with the greatest winter survivability in the three year study period, 2014 - 2017.
In NTEP tests, Tahoma 31 ranked at the top spot for early spring green-up among all vegetative bermudagrass cultivars tested in 16 states.
Turf quality ratings in NTEP tests at 17 locations over 5 years show Tahoma 31’s exceptional turf quality among bermudagrasses.
Turfgrass quality under traffic in NTEP National Bermudagrass Test. Tahoma 31 exhibits excellent traffic tolerance compared to all other bermudagrass cultivars.
In the opinion of the researchers, Tahoma 31 is a great choice (among bermudagrasses) for partial shaded locations in the transition zone of the US.
Tahoma 31 has a dark green leaf color, fine leaf blades, short internodes, and high turf density.
The National Turfgrass Evaluation Program showed that the grass performed well in both the transition zone and the southern regions in the USA.
The Tahoma 31 grass canopy, along with long reaching roots, allow the grass to hold water and have lower Evapotranspiration rates (ET).
Tahoma 31 can be green and healthy for up to 50 days without water before going dormant. Once water returns, it will green up again.
ScienTurfic Tahoma 31 bermudagrass is a “game changer” for saving water in Colorado. Tahoma 31 requires 60% less water than Kentucky bluegrass and only requires watering every 3-4 days. In drought conditions, Tahoma 31 can survive up to 2-3 months without water and will green up when the water returns.
More than 50 golf courses, football fields, and soccer complexes nationwide use Tahoma 31. California turfgrass professionals were so impressed, they replaced all of the turfgrass in the Los Angeles Coliseum with Tahoma 31 in 2022 after testing it on the University of Southern California practice field. Churchill Downs also trusts their multi-million racehorses to Tahoma 31 at the Kentucky Derby.