Striking and attractive blossom


  • High yielding honey plant, can be used specifically for filling the bee forage gap
  • Particularly suitable as a blend component
  • Leaves a dark and fine-stemmed mulch layer in the spring which is easy to till and promote soil warming
  • Additional organic substance stabilizes humus content
  • Unlock organically bound phosphorus
  • ANGELIA convinced because of the modesty and high draught tolerance
  • Neutral plant for Beet Cyst Nematodes and Club root - suitable for sugar beet and oilseed rape crop rotations

Included in blends: viterra® DEPOT ÖKO, viterra® MAIS, viterra® MULTIKULTI, viterra® MULTIKULTI KRUZIFERENFREI, viterra® RAPS, viterra® TRIO, viterra® UNIVERSAL, viterra® UNIVERSAL WINTER

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Initial mass formation: 5
Tendency to flower: 5
Resistance to lodging: 5

Crop rotation suitability:

+ suitable / ++ strongly recommended
Maize ++
Cereals ++
Oilseed rape ++
Sugar beets +
Intensive crops
Legumes +


  • Humus formation
  • Protection against erosion
  • Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation
  • Pollinator attractiveness
  • Green manure
  • As component suitable for greening blends

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 7
Protection against erosion: 7
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 6
Humus formation: 5
Cold- and frost resistance: 1
Drought tolerance: 8
Budding ability: 4
Type of root Tuft root
Rooting depth 80 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 10 - 12 kg/ha
Sowing depth 2 cm
Sowing period April to September - depending on location!
Fertilization 40 - 60 kg N/ha
Crop protection Usually there is no plant protection required
Sowing method Dill seeds in a dry, finely crumbled seedbed

22.09.2017 11:47:18 // 17.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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