Fodder Beet

Enterprise Type

Sowing Rate

80,000 seeds/ha

Rainfall / Irrigation

  • True mono-germ cultivar
  • Medium to high drymatter type (16-18%)
  • 50% of bulb above ground
  • Very good resistance to bolting
  • Above ground colour: Orange

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

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