Pallaton Raphno® is a hybrid between Brassica oleracea (kale) and Raphanus sativus (radish). The goal of the breeding programme was to combine six stacked traits, which would perform for New Zealand farmers within increasingly challenging environments. The six traits include: high forage yields from multiple grazings, plant persistence under multiple grazings, drought tolerance, clubroot tolerance, aphid tolerance and grazing flexibility.
The first new forage brassica species New Zealand farming has seen since the 1980s. Developed by PGG Wrightson Seeds under the Forage Innovations joint venture with Plant and Food Research.