Goldeneye is a giant type kale especially bred for the game cover market, selected for the optimum combination of height and leaf production.
It has a leafy top, strong stem, good winter hardiness and good field tolerance of disease, making it the ideal choice for game cover usage. Goldeneye achieved a higher vigour score than Caledonian kale and better club root tolerance in a trial conducted at the Scottish Agricultural College in Aberdeen.
|Seed Rate||Pack Size||Seed Treatment|
|3 - 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.
Scale 1-9, where 9 = best or most pronounced
“Goldeneye Kale has performed tremendously well for us over the past 2 years. The club root tolerance is a massive benefit to us. We particularly like this variety as it grows to a good height providing excellent cover and has a strong thick stem that can tolerate the beaters walking through it for all of our 35 – 40 days. We apply plenty of farmyard manure and give it the best start we can, as it is a vital cover for holding our pheasants and helps provide the 300 – 400 bird days”.
Brian Jones, Dinmore Farms, Hereford December 2014