Utopia

A cross between a black mustard and a wild Ethiopian kale - traditionally used as a grazing crop by nomadic farmers.

Pack Size

5kg, 10kg or 25kg

Seed Rate

5kg/ha

Uses

Quick-growing late sown cover crop - excellent standing power with large leaves like kale.

Value

Good as a recovery crop, providing Winter shelter for all game birds.

Sowing

June - July. If sown early Spring, the crop will go to seed and become very tall and thick.

Seedbed

Fine and firm.

Drilling

Shallow 0.5 inch deep, and rows of 15-24 inches.

Roll

Yes

Fertiliser

(soil index 2)
N 100kg/ha; P 50kg/ha; K 175kg/ha.

Bugs & Beasts

Watch out for flea beetle, but it tends to outgrow the attack.

Weeds

Use a stale seed bed, but does tend to outgrow weeds.

Plant Disease

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

Price

£15.50 per 1kg

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