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BRASSICAS

NOTICE: From time to time, supplies of Certified Organic Seed run out. When this occurs, we use the organic seeds (in a mixture) that we still have and then use Untreated non-GMO seed for the remainder of the mixture. We will then issue a non-GMO letter upon request.

Planting brassicas is a great way to extend the grazing season by producing a lot of forage into late fall and early winter.

We have selected the varieties that work very well throughout the Midwest.

We have worked with some of the leading breeders of brassicas and believe we have found the best for organic producers. We don’t know of any brassicas successfully grown organically. These are all only available as untreated.

Winfred Hybrid
UT
  • The most winter hardy brassica we know of (-5°F to -10°F)
  • The best regrowth of all turnip hybrids
  • 8-12 weeks to first grazing; not as good for quick yields
  • The most drought tolerant
  • Excellent for winter grazing
  • Best choice for season-long grazing

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


BarKant Turnip
UT
  • High bulb yield with vigorous top growth
  • 8-10 weeks to first grazing
  • Quick, high yields with up to 4-6 tons dry matter production in 60-90 days
  • An excellent fall crop
  • Cold tolerant to 20°F

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6


Hunter Rape
UT
  • Vigorous regrowth
  • Very leafy with no bulb
  • Quick growth: 6-8 weeks to first grazing; good choice for multiple grazings
  • Cold tolerant to 18°F

Zones: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6