Luisetti Forage Crop Range - Rape



  • High yielding with large leaves.
  • Ideal forage crop for all stock classes.
  • Most commonly used as autumn sown winter feed crop.


  • High yielding giant type rape with excellent regrowth ability.
  • Good tolerance to aphids.
  • Maturity at 90-120 days after sowing.
  • Good option for winter feed crops, or summer/autumn where summer moisture is available.


  • A medium height rape with 10-12 week maturity from sowing.
  • Very late flowering which will ensure it maintains quality longer.
  • Aphid tolerant.
  • Suitable for all classes of stock.
  • Proven high yield ability.


  • A tall, fast establishing rape ideal for autumn and winter feed.
  • Matures at 90-120 days depending on time of sowing.
  • Spring sown crops offer summer/autumn grazing with good regrowth for a high yielding winter forage crop.
  • Can tolerate dry conditions.


  • An early maturing (70-85 days) rape providing high quality finishing feed.
  • Good option for low-medium fertility soils.
  • Superior resistance to aphids compared to other rape cultivars.
  • High dry matter content, with good palatability and stock acceptance.


  • Mainly spring sown for lamb finishing over summer.
  • Must ripen before feeding to avoid rape scald in livestock.
  • Reasonable regrowth after grazing.
  • Susceptible to aphids.
  • Older cultivar now largely superseded by other higher yielding rapes.


  • Sow spring for summer/autumn feed or early autumn for winter feed.
  • Suited to single grazing for cattle, best undersown with an annual or italian ryegrass for sheep.
  • Maturity of 90-100 days to grazing.
  • Excellent aphid tolerance.
  • Low stem dry matter %.


  • Very high yielding rape/kale interspecies cross.
  • Early maturing (70-90 days), intermediate height.
  • Suitable for summer, autumn and winter feed to all classes of stock.
  • Has high animal preference.
  • Excellent regrowth potential.


  • Versatile rape suited to a wide range of soil fertility and environmental conditions.
  • Has good grazing tolerance with good regrowth potential.
  • Proven performance in dryland areas.
  • Suitable for all livestock classes as summer forage or a winter greenfeed crop.
  • Can be first grazed at 8-10 weeks as no need to wait for ripening.