Medium dry matter variety


Ruta Otofte is a medium dry matter variety with good mildew resistance.

It is a dual purpose variety suitable for fodder and culinary use with purple skin and cream coloured flesh. Ruta Otofte is a popular variety with sheep farmers.

Pack Size Treatment
Natural Seed 1kg Cruiser SB Flea Beetle Treatment
Graded Seed 0.5kg Cruiser SB Flea Beetle Treatment


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

Fresh Yield
Dry Matter Content
Metabolisable Energy
Root Shape (9=Globe 1=Tankard)
Club Root Tollerance
Brassica Fodder Crop for CSS
Swede Yield and Feed Quality
Average dry matter yield 7 - 10 tonnes/ha
Average fresh yields  70 - 80 tonnes/ha
Crude protein  10 - 11% (mainly leaves)
Digestibility value 82 D
Dry matter  9 - 13%
Metabolisable energy  12.8 - 13.1 MJ/kg DM
Sugars in DM 59%