Kale - Grampian

The variety was added to the National List in 2004 and is protected by Plant Breeder’s Rights.

  • From 16 marrow-stem cultivars of diverse geographical origin 
  • Seven generations of selection for traits including dry-matter yield, digestibility and clubroot resistance 
  • Mass multiplication of best half-sib family to produce open pollinated cultivar

Description

Medium to tall marrow-stem kale
Good digestibility 
Field resistance to clubroot 
Low dry-matter content 
Enough hardiness to survive normal winter 
Good digestibility and clubroot resistance

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