Dwarf Essex Rape


  • Succulent plant related to cabbage
  • Persists well after the first frost but rarely overwinters in Upper Midwest
  • Highly palatable
  • Nutritious with excellent protein

Best Use: Forage for hogs, sheep, and young stock. Can be grazed multiple times.

Management: Ready to chop in 80-95 days; ready to pasture in 6 to 8 weeks. Keep it cut or grazed down so it doesn’t get tall and woody. Supplement perennial cool season pastures in August and September or interseed warm season grasses to improve their feed quality. Can blister white pigs from grazing.

Planting Date: Early spring until August

Seeding: 3 lbs/acre or 1-3 lbs in a mix ¼ inch deep

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Brassicas are a genus of plants in the mustard family (Brassicaceae), also known as cruciferous vegetables or cole crops. More than 30 wild species and hybrids are in cultivation, plus numerous cultivars and hybrids of cultivated origin. Almost all parts of cultivated species contain nutritional value, including the root, stems, leaves, flowers, buds, and seeds. They provide high amounts of vitamin C and soluble fiber.

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Per Pound, 50lb Bag