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Tennyson (Primed Seed)






Hybrid TuVy 

CE&W Region

A high gross output hybrid with TuYV resistance.
Excellent disease profile, suitable for early drilling and available as ‘Primed Seed’.

Variety Positioning

  • Tennyson 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.
  • Trials have shown that the benefits of priming can be seen well into the autumn and spring, and may result in yield benefit.
  • While it is not the highest gross output variety (95% treated, 86% untreated and 45.24% oil), priming technology is particularly useful where cabbage stem flea beetle is a problem.
  • Tennyson has a fast autumn (8) and spring (8) growth habit, stiff canopy and outstanding disease resistance, which makes it a suitable variety for early drilling.
  • Suitable for all soils and best suited to the East and West regions of the UK.
  • It can be drilled from early August right through to early September.
  • Relatively short (147 cm), good stem stiffness (7) (8), and medium-early maturity (5) (6).
  • Tennyson has a good light leaf spot rating (7) (8), excellent phoma/stem canker (9) resistance and good tolerance against Verticillium wilt (7).
  • It does not carry the trait for pod shatter resistance.

Numbers in red – Agrii Advisory List data.
Numbers in black – AHDB Recommended List

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