Farm Seed Brassicas Rape Seed Dwarf Essex Rape

Dwarf Essex Rape

Cover Crop Seed

Product ID: 184

Excellent forage for swine, sheep, and young stock.

Dwarf Essex Rape is a succulent, cabbage-related plant that will persist well after the first frost. Seed at 5-10 lb./acre April through August. Ready to pasture 6-8 weeks after sowing. Avg. 110,200 seeds/lb.

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1 Pound

$6.15
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5 Pounds

$16.75
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25 Pounds

$53.25
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50 Pounds

$95.00
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USE: Rape seed is the forerunner of modern canola varieties. "Dwarf Essex" is an extremely palatable, high-energy, high-protein forage crop for winter grazing by livestock and deer. Fast germination and growth also make this ideal for weed suppression, reducing surface compaction, and winter cover.
CULTURE:
Rape seed grows well in a wide variety of soils and is moderately tolerant of saline soil conditions. It prefers a well-drained soil with a pH range of 5.5-8.3. Rape seed is a winter annual best established in late summer through mid fall. It will tolerate cooler temperatures better than hot ones. Do not allow to go to seed the following spring if not winter-killed, as it will become a weed problem.
SEEDING RATE:
Sow ½-¾" deep. Broadcast at 8-14 lb./acre or drill at 5-10 lb./acre.
HARVEST:
Use as a forage crop for winter grazing, or plow under in springtime before flowering.

NOTE:
Do not use in rotation prior to other brassica crops as they harbor similar insect and disease pests


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Quick Facts

Latin Name
Brassica napus
Days To Maturity
Average number of days from seeding date until ready for harvest.
60 - 80 Days
Life Cycle
Plants are either Annuals (single growing season), Perennials (grows year after year), or Biennials (require two years to mature).
Annual
Hybrid Status
Hybrid: The offspring of a cross between two or more distinct parent lines, usually of same species, and selected for improved traits. Open-pollinated: A non-hybrid variety that can reproduce itself in kind, demonstrating relatively stable traits from one generation to the next.
Open Pollinated