Rio is a top-rated seeded bermudagrass variety developed by the Johnston Seed Company. Rio exhibits excellent cold and frost tolerance as well as early spring greenup making it a great choice for not only the southern zone but also areas in the transition zone where bermudagrass is used. Rio germinates quickly and was the #1 NTEP rated variety in establishment. Rio has excellent turf quality and good wear tolerance. Rio is dark green and fine-bladed creating a very dense turf. Rio is drought and heat tolerant and can be used in a number of different applications.