Rapeseed Brassica napus

This fast-growing fall brassica has a deep taproot and produces an abundance of leafy forage in a short time. We typically offer the varieties Dwarf Essex and Trophy.

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Species Summary

Rapeseed, brassica napus, is a short-term brassica used for forage, wildlife, and cover crops. Rapeseed produce large leafy plants up to 20” long by 15” wide. These leaves are full of protein – up to 20% and very attractive to grazing and browsing animals. It’s regrowth and high digestibility make it ideal for pastures as well as food plots. Besides providing a dense canopy, rapeseed has demonstrated natural resistance to weeds and certain pests. It is a good choice for fall and winter production.

Rapeseed is known to have good cold tolerance, but should be planted 8 weeks prior the last frost for optimal survivability. It can also be planted in the spring to give approximately 4 months of growth before flowering.

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We provide an array of seed enhancements, including bio stimulants, macro and micronutrients, water absorbents, fungicides, and colorants. These are available for all seed types and uses.

Planting Instructions

Seeding Rate

Pure Stand
6-10 lbs/ac
In a Mix
4-6 lbs/ac

Planting Dates

Early summer and early fall.

Planting Map

Planting Depth


Optimal pH