Emerald is a proven, well known variety producing rapidly establishing, medium to tall leafy plants maturing in 10-12 weeks after sowing. 

It is fast growing with average dry matter yields and good general disease resistance. Importantly, it has very good feeding quality, being high in protein and easily digestible, remaining palatable well into the winter. An added benefit is its widely branched root system for improvement of soil structure

Seed Rate Pack Size Seed Treatment
6 - 10kg/ha 10kg and 25kg Untreated


Stock should be introduced gradually over a two week period and an area of grassland should be available for animals to return to; water and hay or straw should also be made available. Please contact your supplier for further guidance.


Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced

Dry Matter Yield
Fresh Yield
Dry Matter Content
Crude Protein
Metabolisable Energy
Winter Hardiness
Brassica Fodder Crop for CSS
Forage Rape Yield and Feed Quality
Average dry matter yield 3.5 - 4.0 tonnes/ha
Average fresh yields  24 - 35 tonnes/ha
Crude protein  19 - 20% (mainly leaves)
Digestibility value 65D
Dry matter  12- 14%
Metabolisable energy  10 - 11 MJ/kg DM