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PC2: The Future of Bentgrass

Pure Seed and Tee-2-Green are proud to announce the continuation of the Penncross legacy with the introduction of the new and improved PC2 bentgrass variety now available in Europe. PC2, known as PC2.0 in the United States, is the successor variety to Penncross, which has been the most widely used and versatile creeping bentgrass variety of all time. With that history in mind, PC2 was developed by the plant breeders at Pure-Seed Testing to be durable, adaptable and manageable. PC2 is the perfect variety to bridge the gap between the familiarity that Penncross brought and the new and improved traits that cutting edge varieties bring. Welcome to the 21st century.

This is not your ordinary creeping bentgrass.  PC2 hails from Penncross, the best-selling bentgrass of all time.  With over seven decades of research and proven results in the pedigree, PC2 has the attributes to carry on that legacy. Not only does PC2 look and feel like Penncross, it also has improved density, leaf texture and overall performance.

PC2 displays a medium green color with a very fine leaf texture.  This versatile product can be adapted for greens, tees, fairways and divot repair.  The featured benefits include winter color, spring green-up, summer performance, and good heat, cold and wear tolerance.  PC2’s density and aggressive growth habit allow it to compete against Poa annua.

The proof is in the breeding.  PC2 comes out of the world-renowned Pure-Seed Testing Research program directed by Crystal Rose-Fricker and Dr. Melodee Fraser. Pure-Seed Testing Inc. is the developer of the EU registered “Pure Bent” collection of creeping bentgrasses, such as Pure Select, Pure Distinction, Pure Eclipse, PennLinks II, and Crystal Blue. “The parents of PC2 were selected under extreme heat and drought stress.  Its pedigree traces to some of the best bentgrasses in the world.  PC2 handles the stress of summer and looks good doing it,” says Dr. Fraser.