Spitfire is a modern rape created by crossing rape with kale and is a good companion to use with other fast establishing brassicas.
It is a medium-tall variety with high dry matter yield, excellent aphid tolerance, good stock palatability and rapid establishment to maturity. It also has very good re-growth potential but needs to be carefully managed to avoid damage to stems. Spitfire is a multi–purpose rape suitable for planting in spring for excellent summer and autumn feed, or in early autumn for quality winter feed. The main strengths of Spitfire are excellent yield, insect tolerance, and a low dry matter (DM%) stem. The very low DM% content of the stem produces high quality forage with good utilisation at grazing.
|Seed Rate||Pack Size||Seed Treatment|
|6 - 10kg/ha||5kg 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