Redstart Hybrid Rape/Kale (Brassica napus)
Introduced to capitalise on the benefits of both rape and kale, this new fodder crop is ready in 12 weeks from drilling. Many farmers favour this crop as it can offer good regrowth potential and improved winter hardiness.
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.