Kale & Forage Rape Seed

Kale is one of the most popular game cover crops currently used in the UK. Kale is winter hardy, can be utilised for the whole shooting season and has the advantage of being able to last for two seasons. Pheasants find it particularly attractive as it has a thick canopy which gives cover and bare ground underneath the canopy to allow for easy movement. 

 

Forage Rape is very useful as a rescue crop for failed spring sown crops. Forage Rape will establish quickly and provide thick cover into the new year.

 

For further advice call Boston Seeds on 01205 280069 or email info@bostonseeds.co.uk.

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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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Carbon Kale and Mustard Hybrid Seed

New and unique game cover crop which combines the excellent cover of kale with the easy and rapid establishment of mustard. 

  • Produces amazing cover in a short period of time
  • Excellent frost tolerant cover by November
  • Can be used for new sowing or for patching failed crops
  • Best sown in June or July.
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2kg
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Grampian Kale Seed

Grampian Kale is a variety bred in Scotland, which will produce excellent autumn/ winter feeds for sheep and dairy cows.

  • Very high yields, UK proven 
  • Club root resistant, can be used in outwintering systems
  • Excellent digestibility
  • Thiram & Sepiret treated 
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size 2kg 
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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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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

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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Sovereign Kale Seed

Sovereign Kale was in agronomic tests, shown to have good dry matter yields and excellent leaf-to-stem ratio, thereby increasing stock utilisation and animal performance. 

  • Tested for winter hardiness and keeping ability, maintains good quality production over a longer usage period
  • Does not produce the large thick stems common to giant kales, even when planted at lower density, therefore increasing palatability
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack Size: 2kg
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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

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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Surefire Kale Blend

A combination of three excellent game cover kale varieties which will provide a tall varied canopy over an extended period of time.

  • Provides superb cover.
  • Kale provides cover for two shooting seasons.
  • The flowering kale will attract insects and song birds.
  • 45% Goldeneye, 30% Gruner Angeliter, 25% Sovereign
  • Sowing rate: 2kg per acre. Pack size: 2kg
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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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