McDonalds Seeds

Winter Roots and Brassicas Seeds

COMMON NAME
BOTANICAL NAME
CULTIVAR
TIME TO SOW
SOWING RATE
SITE PREFERENCE
UTILIZATION
Fodder KaleBassica oleraceaChou Moellier (Marrow Stem)Jan – March3 – 4Fertile soil rich in humus.A tall growing Brassica usually harvested in winter by picking off the leaves. May be sown later than fodder radish.
 Convar acephalaGalega / Thousand head    
Fodder TurnipBrassica rapaGreen globe / Early purple topJan – April3 – 4Fertile soil rich in humus.Supplementary to ryegrass grazing. Usually pulled sometimes grazed by sheep. May be sown later than radish.
  Mammoth purple top    
SwedeBrassica NapusChampion purple topJan – April3 – 4Fertile soil rich in humus.Supplementary to ryegrass grazing. Usually pulled sometimes grazed by sheep. May be sown later than radish.
 var napobrassicaAmerican purple top    
Forage RapeBrassica napusDwarf essex / Giant englishJan – March3 – 4Fertile soil rich in humus.Companion crop for annual ryegrass, also cover crop.
Forage RadishRaphanus sativusNooitgedacht / SterlingJan – March2 – 5Fertile soil rich in humus.A very heavy yielder. Utilised the same way as brassicas.