Kale - Caledonian

Added to the National List in 1996 and protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights.

  • From 16 marrow-stem cultivars of diverse geographical origin 
  • Five generations of selection for clubroot resistance 
  • Mass multiplication to produce an open-pollinated cultivar


Enough hardiness to survive normal winter
Suitable as a game cover crop and feed for cattle and sheep.

Cattle and Sheep

High yields of fresh food throughout Autumn and Winter from May/June sowing 
Strip graze behind electric fence or zero graze by cutting with forage harvester

Late summer feed for lambs and dairy cattle from early sowing
Autumn and winter finishing of lambs from late sowing
Can be ensiled to produce kaleage

Game cover crop:

  • September to March from May/June sowing
  • Height and canopy structure gives easy access to beaters
  • Clubroot resistance allows prime cover areas to be used more than one season