Sundance is a conventional Oilseed Rape variety from independent UK breeder Mike Pickford, specifically for the UK market with traits well suited for the growing conditions. The variety is bred 900 feet above sea level on challenging soils, yet Sundance still manages to outperform many market leading varieties, even in less favourable situations.
Establishment and Vigour
Sundance has good early vigour and Autumn establishment.
Sundance is one of the highest yielding oilseed rape varieties in the Northern Region. The variety possesses a very high oil content, higher than many other conventional varieties combined with good all-round disease resistance.
Sundance has a high oil content at 44.9% and therefore should command a high oil premium.
Components of yield
Varieties that have a high gross output usually combine high seed yield and high oil content and should be the preferred choice.
Sundance’s genetics show high components of seed yield, with a high number of flowers, pods and seeds per pod.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced
Sundance Key Points