A very high yielding variety with good winter hardiness and excellent feeding quality with fresh yields 15% higher than Caledonian kale and 10% higher than Bittern in German trials.
Grüner Angeliter has been the mainstay forage variety of kale in New Zealand for many years and since its introduction to the UK has become equally popular over here. It’s high yields makes it ideal for utilisation by dairy, beef cattle and winter feed for sheep.
|Seed Rate||Pack Size||Seed Treatment|
|2.5 - 7.5kg/ha||1kg||Untreated & Cruiser SB Flea Beetle Treatment|
Flea Beetle treated seed must be drilled and not broadcast. Flea beetle seed treatment greatly reduces the effect of flea beetle damage in the early stages of establishment, however regular monitoring of the crop is still required as further action may be needed in the event of heavy attack.
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
|Kale Yield and Feed Quality|
|Average dry matter yield||8 - 10 tonnes/ha|
|Average fresh yields||60 – 65 tonnes/ha|
|Crude protein||16 - 17% fresh, 19 - 25% ensiled|
|Dry matter||14 - 16%|
|Metabolisable energy||10 - 11 MJ/kg DM|
|Sugars in DM||17%|