Request a Catalog   |   Quick Order   |    E-mail Signup   |   1-877-564-6697
My Account   |   Wish List     Johnny's Selected Seeds Login
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Package of Johnny's Selected Seeds
Overwintering Varieties FREE STANDARD SHIPPING On Orders Over $200!*
 E-mail Signup

Disease Resistance:

No disease information found.

Symbols Explained

No additional symbols for this product.

Dwarf Essex Rape

Dwarf Essex RapeCover 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.

Product Price Qty
1841 Pound  $5.95 
1845 Pounds  $16.25 
18425 Pounds  $51.75 
18450 Pounds  $92.00 

Quick Facts

Days to Maturity or Bloom:   60-80

Plant Cycle:   (A)  

Shipping Information & Notes

Shipping Note: 25-lb. and 50-lb. sizes ship via ground transportation. The appropriate "Zone" additional shipping charges will be added at checkout. Please remember to provide a street address.

Farm Seed & Cover Crops | Comparison Chart

Note: Additional shipping charges apply to the sizes listed below, and will be added to your final total.

Product Size Zone A Zone B Zone C Zone D
25 Pounds $11.00 $18.00 $86.00 $51.00
50 Pounds $15.00 $28.00 $139.00 $74.00

Click here for detailed zone information.

We will contact you with shipping pricing if you live in a U.S. Territory or an International Area.

Growing Information

Forage Crops

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.
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.
Sow ½-¾" deep. Broadcast at 8-14 lb./acre or drill at 5-10 lb./acre.
Use as a forage crop for winter grazing, or plow under in springtime before flowering.

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

Recently Viewed


Choose Your Shipping Date

Please enter your zip code or select a hardiness zone from the menu below to view the recommended shipping date.

You may also manually select a ship date below.

Ship Date:
Want to change your ship date? Click on the drop down box and choose a different date.

Plant Shipping


Would you like to ship these plants together? Yes No

Incompatable lead time. Please select a new date for both items.

Johnny's Selected Seeds Email Contest Gift Certificate Give Away
Johnny's Farm Crew
Thank you for signing up for growing tips, exclusive offers, and new product info. Close