Aparima Gold 

Yellow-Fleshed Swede

  • High-yielding main crop swede, potential yield 18,000 kgDM/ha
  • Yellow-fleshed bulb with medium maturity
  • Clubroot and dry rot tolerant
  • Excellent keeping qualities
Farm Type
  • Sowing Rate 1.5 kg/ha
  • Days to Grazing From 170 to 250
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 18,000 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 80%

Dry Matter Production of Kale Cultivars

Grazing Management

  • Number of Grazings 1
Malcolm Marshal

“We’ve been successfully growing Aparima Gold swedes for six years”, says Malcolm Marshall. “Six hectares a year is committed for winter supplementation and we’ve found grazing this crop in the afternoon helps us with pasture management and also keeps the cows content with a suitable carbohydrate feed.”

Malcolm Marshall, Reporoa, Bay of Plenty

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