Jamon

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. Combined with our New Zealand experience we believe it complements Agricom's current fodder beet range.

Product specifications

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