CitraZoy® Zoysiagrass is a newly commercially released zoysiagrass from the University of Florida. Compared to other Florida grass variety options, CitraZoy exhibits better winter color. One attribute that was being sought in the breeding process was the ability to hold onto a strong color throughout the year in Florida. CitraZoy, which is finer-bladed, outpaces others
Until EMPIRE® Zoysia came along, zoysias had a troubled past in Florida. One of the issues is the Florida weather which frequently creates perfect conditions for turfgrass disease to run rampant. EMPIRE itself often needs preventative fungicides around Florida for this reason. When Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, a professor of Grass Breeding and Genetics in the… Read more »
CitraZoy® Zoysiagrass is a newly commercially released zoysiagrass from the University of Florida. The variety is a finer-bladed zoysiagrass than other Florida grass variety options. EMPIRE® Zoysia, one of the most common types of zoysiagrasses in Florida has a bigger, wider blade that is quite different from CitraZoy. Dr. Kevin Kenworthy, a professor of Grass… Read more »
Funded by Florida sod farms, CitraZoy Zoysiagrass was developed by UF for the Florida market. This is a timeline of the 13-year development of CitraZoy.