Marrow stem kale


Marrow stem kale for game blends with high frost tolerance


  • Due to the low growth and the low frost susceptibility predestined for game cover
  • Tasty nutrition for wild animals
  • The dense, leaf-rich population offers protected habitat for smaller animals
  • Excellent water protection due to high nutrient uptake
  • Also suitable for fresh fodder and grazing
  • ANGLIAN GOLD fits well in winter-hardy cover crop and game blends
  • Deep tap roots improve the soil structure and increases the infiltration capacity of the soil

Variety characteristics:

(Officially confirmed or respectively in line with Bundessortenamt)

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Dry matter yield: 3
Crude protein yield: 4
Initial mass formation: 5
Plant height: 2
Frost sensitivity: 3
Stem thickness: 3

Crop rotation suitability:

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


  • Green manure
  • Biogas- and fodder production
  • Protection against erosion
  • Humus formation
  • As component suitable for greening blends
  • Game cover

Agronomic features:

bad / early / short / low --- good / late / long / high
Weed suppression: 5
Protection against erosion: 5
Ground water protection / Nitrogen conservation: 7
Humus formation: 3
Drought tolerance: 2
Type of root Tap root
Rooting depth 130 cm

Cultivation recommendations:

Recommended sowing rate 3 - 4 kg/ha
Sowing depth 1 - 2 cm
Sowing period After early harvesting cereals until end of July
Fertilization 100 - 140 kg N/ha
Crop protection Observing the weed pressure in pre-emergence and youth stadium if necessary implement regulation measure
Sowing method Drill seed is recommended
Harvest Depending on sowing date from July to January; from the standing stock, for fresh fodder or silage use

14.09.2018 08:24:36 // 11.00 - Breeder: P. H. Petersen Saatzucht Lundsgaard GmbH


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