For a summer sowing after a failed spring crop nothing beats this mixture. Itís quick, reliable and it works. Updated 2018 for increased winter hardiness.
|Contents per Acre||%||kg|
|certified forage rape||25.8||1.55|
|certified fodder radish||14.2||0.85|
|fodder rape/kale hybrid||10.0||0.60|
Also commonly known as oil radish, fodder radish is a brassica, it is not a legume but it will hold any residual nitrogen in the soil, which it will then release as it breaks down over time. This species is slower to flower and go to seed than mustard and produces a deeper root system.
This is a hybrid or cross of two separate brassica parent plants, the kale plant and forage rape. The resulting hybrid has the quick speed of establishment of forage rape and the winter hardiness of kale. There are several varieties available on the market. We generally stock the variety Redstart, however Swift is a sister variety with similar attributes.