Rape/Kale Hybrid

A brassica cross between a rape and a kale - it is very fast-growing.

Pack Size

5kg, 10kg or 25kg

Seed Rate

5kg/ha

Uses

Ideal for late sowing cover as is fast growing and will last until January. Not for early sowing as crop can get too big and go to seed (losing its leaves). Will provide seed when cover lost after flowering.

Value

Suitable for pheasant and partridge, and can be grazed after use. Good for farmland birds over Winter as seed crop.

Sowing

May - July

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Depth of 0.5 inch with 15-20 inch rows. Can be broadcast.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
N 80kg/ha; P 25kg/ha; K 50kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Susceptible to flea beetle and should be sprayed immediately upon detection. The fast-growing nature of the crop narrows the flea beetle window.

Weeds

Ensure the ground is clean before planting, as limited chemicals available.

Plant Disease

Club root can be a problem if grown continuously for more than 5-6 years, so appropriate rotation is strongly recommended. Some varieties are tolerant of this disease (phone us for advice).

Price

from £13.50 per 2kg

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