Cerise

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  • Sowing Time Late September to early November
  • Grazing Season Winter
  • Time To First Grazing Anytime after all herbicide grazing withholding periods are met. Typically 24-28 weeks to reach yield potential
Cerise is a recent breeding release from Florimond Desprez, with a uniform yellow/green tankard shaped bulb.
  • True mono-germ cultivar
  • High drymatter type (18-21%)*
  • Approximately 40-50 % of bulb above ground
  • Very good resistance to bolting
  • Above ground colour: yellow/green

*Variation in DM % can occur under different sowing rate and/or environmental conditions. Northern North Island drymatters have consistently been lower than stated.

Cerise fodder beet

Sowing & Establishment

Suggested Sowing Time Late September to Early November
Suggested Sowing Rate (seeds/ha)

80,000 grazing

100,000 lifting (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% 18-21%
Seed Type True mono-germ
In-situ Grazing  Very good option
Mechanical Harvesting May be lifted
  • Sowing Rate 80,000 grazing, 100,000 lifting (precision sown)
  • Sowing Time Late September to early November
Sam Robinson | Agricom
The flexible style of Cerise makes it a desirable choice for mechanically lifting or grazing in situ by cattle or dairy cows.

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