Intermediate height kale

  • High yielding intermediate height kale with a potential yield of 17000 kgDM/ha
  • High leaf-to-stem ratio, with very good late winter leaf percentage
  • Excellent crop utilisation due to selection for soft stems
  • Very good winter hardiness and excellent pest and disease tolerance
  • First and second crop option
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 4 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 150 to 220
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 17,000 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 70%

Regal is an intermediate height kale which has been bred for a high leaf percentage for better utilisation, in conjunction with a high total yield in order to maximize stock productivity.


Extensively trialed prior to commercial release, Regal has been proven to perform well against other kales in the market. In addition to this, field trials have shown Regal to be a very winter hardy kale with proven yield potential and feed value.



Dry Matter Production of Kale Cultivars

Average nutritive value of the stem or leaf components for eight kale cultivars

Nutrient Stem Leaf
Dry Matter % 18.9 14.6
Megajoules Metabolisable Energy/kgDM 10.8 12.0
Crude Protein 5.7 17.3


Grazing Management

  • Number of Grazings 1
Brendon Elior Bain

“Regal kale was a good leafy crop with high dry matter yield. The stem palatability is impressive.”

Brendan and Elior bain, Tapanui

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