Agri intelligence


Breeder: Mike Pickford Printable PDF
Type: NORTH Pedigree: Conventional


Variety Positioning

  • Vigorous variety from a small independent breeder that was added to the Northern RL in 2017. Consistently high gross output and a high oil content over the past three years of trials.
  • Very stiff and early to start flowering and not overly tall. Mid-maturity and similar to that of Anastasia. It has outstanding Light Leaf Spot resistance but only moderate stem canker resistance but this is of less concern in the north.
  • Currently there is a lot of choice on the Recommended List for the North and little to choose between varieties in terms of gross output and most do not have any real advantage to lure growers away from Anastasia. Broadway is currently the best alternative to Anastasia or for growers looking to grow something alongside it.

~ The full AHDB dataset is available
# AHDB control Yields UK (5.4t/ha), E/W (5.4 t/ha), North (5.6 t/ha)