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Tennyson (Primed Seed)

Breeder:  Elsoms Printable PDF
Region: E&W Region Type: Hybrid

Variety Positioning

  • Newly added to the E&W Recommended list and tested for the first-time last year. It has performed well in both official (104% treated, 45.24% oils) and Agrii’s trials (101% treated, 45.1% oil). It has fast autumn (8) and spring growth habit (8), stiff canopy and outstanding disease resistance which makes it a suitable variety for early drilling.
  • Is the only variety available in the UK where the seed has been primed. This non-chemical process advances germination and improves crop establishment and is widely used by the beet and vegetable seed industry.
  • Suitable for all soils and best suited to the East and West region of the UK. It can be drilled from early August right through to early September. Medium height (135 cm), good stem stiffness (9), lodging resistance (7) and medium maturity (5).
  • Tennyson has good light leaf spot rating (6), excellent Phoma/stem canker (9, AHDB) resistance and the breeder claims good tolerance against Verticillium wilt. It does not carry the trait for pod shatter resistance.

Footnotes:
Data source: www.cereals.ahdb.org.uk/ and Agrii Advisory List

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