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1999frontier
09-21-2009, 07:26 AM
I just noticed I posted in the wrong thread yesterday.

Has anybody ever used this kind of seed? I haven't had the chance to call or take a drive to a john deere landscapes to see what's they have. I saw someone at Lowes buy 2 25lb bags of it today. I asked him if he had ever used it before and he said no. He usually buys the pennington but thought he would try the rebel elite this time. Is it worth buying?
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Kylec3
09-21-2009, 10:36 AM
before we started getting most of our stuff from lesco we used to use tall fescue rebel....dont know if it was called elite or not..but it is a good seeed

1999frontier
09-21-2009, 01:06 PM
Yeah I called the john deere landscapes earlier and he said all they sell is bermuda and ryegrass. He can get it but takes a week or so to get it. They only sell 50lb. bags. I only need 25lb because my front yard is only 3,224 sq.ft. I'm going to see how the fescue does in the front and then worry about the back yard next year. All the Southern Gold seed at Lowes has a test date of 8/2008 on it and the Lesco Transition at Home Depot has 12/2007 on it. The Rebel elite had 2/2009. I can't make my mind up and I'm probably worrying or over thinking what to buy.
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kirk1701
09-21-2009, 02:26 PM
I just noticed I posted in the wrong thread yesterday.

Has anybody ever used this kind of seed? I haven't had the chance to call or take a drive to a john deere landscapes to see what's they have. I saw someone at Lowes buy 2 25lb bags of it today. I asked him if he had ever used it before and he said no. He usually buys the pennington but thought he would try the rebel elite this time. Is it worth buying?
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I've had excellent results with the Rebel TTTF @ Lowes, I just purchased 3-50 Lb bags myself and used it last fall with great results this year.

1999frontier
09-21-2009, 03:04 PM
I've had excellent results with the Rebel TTTF @ Lowes, I just purchased 3-50 Lb bags myself and used it last fall with great results this year.

Did you get the elite? They have two kinds I think. Rebel IV which is just tall fescue and the rebel elite is a blend.
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RigglePLC
09-21-2009, 10:26 PM
Smart shopper--low quality at discount stores. Don't buy the old seed--germination loses about 3 percent each month. Worse under certain conditions of storage.

1999frontier
09-21-2009, 10:41 PM
Have you ever used any of these?
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RigglePLC
09-21-2009, 11:07 PM
Seed must be harvested at the peak of quality and ripeness. Should be stored at 13 percent moisture.
http://www.seedlab.oscs.orst.edu/Page_Technical_Brochures/MaintainingSeedViabilityInStorage.htm

kirk1701
09-23-2009, 12:29 AM
Did you get the elite? They have two kinds I think. Rebel IV which is just tall fescue and the rebel elite is a blend.
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Mine is the TTTF 99% weed free, not a blend just Fescue

1999frontier
09-23-2009, 07:27 AM
I was curious yesterday and called a local nursery and they have Wolfpack, Confederate, Signature, Gold, and Kentucky 31. So now I'm debating on one of these. She recommended the Wolfpack or the Confederate has anybody had any experience with these. I didn't want to start another thread, I thought everybody would be getting tired of seeing me post about different grass seeds.
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nc-jrock
09-23-2009, 10:22 AM
I was curious yesterday and called a local nursery and they have Wolfpack, Confederate, Signature, Gold, and Kentucky 31. So now I'm debating on one of these. She recommended the Wolfpack or the Confederate has anybody had any experience with these. I didn't want to start another thread, I thought everybody would be getting tired of seeing me post about different grass seeds.
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Google NTEP wolfpack report. I heard wolfpack was really good for our area,but I have not used it yet.

cpa4t9r
09-23-2009, 11:39 AM
Confederate (presume this is the 3 TTTF blend) is basically the same as Southern Gold at Lowe's - TurfSeed Inc. was bought by Scotts a few years back - guess they want to politically correct.

Wolfpack is good but really don't recommend a monostand. Depending on where in NC, look at Confederate Plus (TTTF/KBG blend).

I've used pretty much all of the ones you've mentioned:

Rebel Elite (blend)
Rebel Exeda/IV
Confederate
Confederate Plus
Lesco Transition

Any of the above will do fine - the Confederate is blue-tag (0% weed). Definitely use some sort of blend of the fescues - they all have different performance/appearance qualities. Check out NCSU turffiles site - google turffiles - they have summaries of the recommended NTEP rated seeds for NC - some may work in other areas but not in NC due to heat/humidity = disease.

I'm now using Hybrid Power (Green Resource - they're like JDL but regional - in Raleigh/Greensboro/CLT) - its 3 high NTEP rated TTTF plus the Scott's new hybrid KBG. Love the results with KBG - better filling in of spots and drought tolerance plus better overall appearance.

1999frontier
09-23-2009, 12:48 PM
Yeah I called one of the people at NCSU (turfiles) yesterday and he said either the Wolfpack or Confederate but suggested the Confederate since it is a blend. I'll check out the hybrid and see if I can find some info on it.
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