Forage Kale & Forage Rape

Kale is a brassica traditionally grown for grazing by cattle in the autumn and winter. It can also be cut and fed to stock "in house" or as an alternative can be ensiled as big bale kaleage. Kale is very useful as it can extend the grazing season. It is advisable to alternate sowing dates to ensure it does not over-mature.

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Proteor Kale Seed

A winter hardy variety with the potential to deliver high dry matter yields making it and a very desirable choice for dairy, beef or lamb and an excellent variety for game cover.

  • Intermediate stemmed variety with excellent disease and aphid tolerance
  • High leaf to stem ratio
  • Untreated
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 2kg and 25kg
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Bombardier Kale Seed
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Bombardier Kale Seed

A new variety with the potential to deliver high dry matter yields making it and ideal choice for dairy, beef or lamb producers.

  • A taller stemmed variety with excellent resistance to lodging
  • High leaf to stem ratio
  • Treated seed, Start-uP & Sepiret
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 1-2kg
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Caledonian Kale Seed
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Caledonian Kale Seed

Caledonian Kale is the first variety to be bred with resistance to club root. A taller variety which gives easier access for birds underneath the leaf canopy. 

  • Taller variety to allow birds to move freely under the leaf canopy
  • Club root resistant, can be sown on sites suffering from brassica sickness
  • Specially bred for UK conditions. High germination and early vigour
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg
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Goldeneye Kale Seed
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Goldeneye Kale Seed

Goldeneye kale is a giant type bred for the game cover market, selected for the optimum combination of height and leaf production. 

  • Leafy top, strong stem, good winter hardiness and good tolerance to disease, making it the ideal choice for game cover use
  • Goldeneye achieves a higher vigour score than Caledonian kale and better club root tolerance.
  • Sowing rate: 3kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg
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Gruner Angeliter Kale Seed
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Gruner Angeliter Kale Seed

Very tall variety with excellent winter hardiness. A branching, umbrella shaped canopy creates plenty of room underneath for pheasants and partridges.

  • Good winter hardiness and excellent feeding quality
  • Fresh yields 15% higher than Caledonian and 10% higher than Bittern
  • Tried and tested for many years and is still very popular today
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg
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Hobson, Forage Rape
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Hobson, Forage Rape

Hobson, the perfect variety for finishing lambs. Bred by Limagrain.

  • Powdery mildew restistant; a disease which can make some crops unpalatable leading to a high wastage factor
  • Proven on livestock farms throughout the UK
  • Available treated with Thiram and Sepiret
  • Sowing rate 2.5kg drilled / 4kg broadcast per acre
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Hungry Gap, Forage Rape
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Hungry Gap, Forage Rape

Hungry Gap, designed for late use. Winter hardy; will ensure crops can be used in Jan and Feb.

  • Best sown in June or July
  • Growth habit is kale-like in appearance
  • Available treated with Thiram and Sepire or untreated.
  • Sowing rate 2.5kg (drilled) or 4kg (broadcast) per acre.  Packsize 2kg treated, 5kg & 25kg untreated
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Interval Rape and Kale Hybrid Seed
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Interval Rape and Kale Hybrid Seed

Interval is a hybrid variety, produced by crossing rape and kale together. Creates a thick, leafy canopy only a short period of time.

  • Fast growing properties of rape with the greater leaf canopy of kale
  • Winter hardy for a full season of cover
  • Grows to a height of 80-100cm
  • Sowing Rate: 2kg per acre. Packsize: 2kg Treated, 5kg Untreated 

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Pinfold Kale Seed
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Pinfold Kale Seed

Pinfold Kale will provide excellent yields in a short period of time.

  • Fast growing and ideal for early sowings
  • Flexible utilisation, summer use as well
  • Excellent digestibility
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg
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Rampart, Forage Rape
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Rampart, Forage Rape

Rampart has feed quality enhancements which allows growers flexibility when feeding the crops. Ready to feed 12-14 weeks after sowing.  

  • Great winter hardiness
  • High yield potential
  • Suitable for dairy/lamb production
  • Available with seed treatment
  • Sowing rate 2-3kg per acre
  • Packsize 2kg treated, 5kg & 25kg untreated
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Sparta Forage Rape - Boston Seeds
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Sparta Forage Rape

High protein content and high dry matter yield. Late flowering variety that will perform well whether sown for summer, autumn or winter use. 

  • Good winter hardiness
  • Clubroot tolerant
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 10kg and 25kg
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Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape
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Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape

Spitfire Hybrid Forage Rape is a rape and kale hybrid, is a good companion to use with other fast establishing brassicas. 

  • Provide cover for a whole season
  • Very vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching
  • Good disease and bolting resistance
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg and 25kg
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Zoom Brassica Mixture
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Zoom Brassica Mixture

A blend of Winfred Hybrid Brassica and Forage Rape. A vigourous and quick growing seed mixture making it ideal for failed crops.

  • Provide cover for a whole season
  • Vigorous and quick growing, ideal for replacing failed crops or patching
  • Good disease and bolting resistance
  • 50% Winfred Hybrid Brassica and 50% Forage Rape
  • Sowing rate: 2.5kg per acre. Pack Size: 5kg
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Kale is vary adaptable and can grow on most sites throughout the UK. It can also be used as game cover (see Cover Crop section).

 

Forage Rape has the advantage of being a very fast growing crop, suitable for grazing by sheep or cattle. An ideal catch crop for boosting midsummer forage production for livestock farmers when planted in the spring, it is suitable for fattening lambs in the autumn/winter.