Jamon is a very uniform, mono-germ cultivar that has been evaluated in New Zealand for a number of years. It is an orange skinned cultivar with a bulb drymatter percentage of between 16-18%, similar to many current industry products. Jamon is French fodder beet breeders Florimond Desprez's most popular product.
|Suggested sowing time:||Late September to early November|
|Suggested sowing rate (seeds/ha):||80,000 grazing (Precision sown)|
|Time to first grazing:||Anytime after all herbicide grazing withholding periods are met.
Typically 24-28 weeks to reach yield potential
|Number of potential grazings:||1|
|Potential yield (t DM/ha):||Average = 18-22
Top = 30+
|Bulb DM %||16-18%|
|Seed type||True mono-germ|
|In-situ Grazing:||Most suited|
|Mechanical Harvesting:||May be lifted, not ideal|