Common Bent (Agrostis tenuis)
Common Bent (also known as Browntop Bent or Agrostis capillaris) is a cool season grass that is used mainly in mixtures for golf greens. Bent seed looks very different to most other grass seed because of its small size. The individual bent seeds are so fine that they are almost like dust. It is for this reason that when it is used in a mixture it only forms 5-20% of the mix by weight, but even at a low percentage you still get a lot of bent seed in the mix.
- 1 gram of bent = 10,000 seeds
- 1 gram of red fescue = 1,000 seeds
- 1 gram of perennial ryegrass = 800 seeds
A bag of bent seed is always very expensive compared to a normal grass seed mixture. However one bag of bent seed can sow 4000m2 , compared to a standard mixture that would sow around 600m2.