Gold Of Pleasure

Grown across Europe, it is an annual oil-based crop, similar to linseed.

Pack Size

5kg, 10kg or 25kg

Seed Rate

20kg/ha if straight, or 5-6kg/ha if in a mixture.

Uses

Suited to most climates and soil types, and will provide highly nutritious seed well into December.

Value

Although it has stems that become woody at maturity, its feed value is its main asset. It is used in mixes, particularly for partridge and farmland birds, due to small seeds.

Sowing

April - May

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Just under the surface (maximum depth of 0.5 inch) with 15-20 inch rows.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
Linseed requires N 50kg/ha; P 30kg/ha; K 25kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Not usually a problem.

Weeds

Use a stale seedbed - very limited chemical weed control available.

Plant Disease

Not usually a problem.

Price

£43.75 per 5kg

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