The old common varieties of buffalo were a problem inducing welts on people with sensitive skin especially children. All the varieties sold today don’t do this and are described as ‘soft leaf’. However, some are softer than others.
Winter Growth and Colour
Kings Pride is notably better in cool months than any other buffalo and the least decline in colour of all buffalos trialled. When heavy frosts hit Kings Pride stands out for retained colour. In Spring Kings Pride is the first to green up and does not require the high nitrogen levels other buffalos need to stimulate quick growth.
Shade Performance Quality
Kings Pride was the top performer in 70% of the Trial sites.
Kings Pride can be mown more tightly than other buffalo at the heights usually reserved for couch. This is because of its strong lateral growth. Other buffalo grasses will scalp at these heights and will be very slow to recover. If scalping does happen Kings Pride recovers very quickly.
Seed Head Production
Compared with other buffalos the seed head production is in the low medium range and occurs at two well defined times – late Spring/early Summer and late Summer/early Autumn. Other buffaloes in the group have high to very high seed head production and some are continuous producers having unsightly seed heads all year.