Rape, Dwarf Essex Rape Brassica napus Dwarf Essex
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Brassica napus Dwarf Essex
Rape, Dwarf Essex Rape
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In Stock: 1.34 lb
Brassica napus 'Dwarf Essex'
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sow in spring, sow seed 1/2" deep, tamp the soil.
Can be fall sown in areas where winter temperatures do not drop far below freezing.
In a Nutshell:
* Dwarf Essex Rape is an excellent forage crop for livestock and wildlife. It has 18-20% crude protein, is quite heat, cold and drought tolerant, and fast growing. Sow 5-15 lbs./acre.
* Rapeseed ( Brassica napus ), also known as rape , oilseed rape , rapa , rappi , rapaseed and (in the case of one particular group of cultivars , canola ) is a bright yellow flowering member of the family Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage family). The name derives from the Latin for turnip , r?pum or r?pa , and is first recorded in English at the end of the 14th century. Older writers usually distinguished the turnip and rape by the adjectives round and long (- rooted ) respectively. more...
* The leaves can be eaten raw or cooked. Added to salads or used as a potherb. The leaves are also fermented for later use. Immature flowering stems - cooked in much the same way as broccoli. more...