Organic Spring Oats

Yukon

This is the first year Yukon Spring Oats have been commercially available and are the highest yielding variety in untreated situations of any commercially available spring oat from the AHDB Recommended List.

Yukon spring oat has the grain quality needed by the oat millers, offering premium earning potential.

Agronomically it is a taller variety with similar height to Rozmar. It has stiff straw and offers earlier maturity compared to Firth.

Yukon has excellent resistance to Mildew (8) and its resistance to Crown Rust is better than most on the list.

Aspen

Aspen

Aspen spring oat is top of the AHDB Recommended List in terms of yield, offering an untreated yield advantage of 5% over Firth. The specific weight of Aspen spring oat is excellent as is its kernel content. It is the shortest variety of spring oats and offers moderate resistance to Mildew and Crown Rust.

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Canyon

Canyon spring oat offers the highest untreated yield of any of the spring oats, paired with excellent all round grain quality. Its mildew resistance is exceptional but is not so good against Crown Rust.

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Saul

SAUL is an interesting newcomer to the sector of ‘Naked Oats’. The grain of naked oats threshes free from the husk. Although naked oat varieties produce less yield than the conventional husked types, the naked grain has considerable nutritional benefits. They produce higher oil and nutrient content. To avoid quality loss (eg: Rancidity), naked oats must be dried immediately after harvest to at least 14% moisture content. For longer term storage a moisture level of 12% is required.

SAUL, in the Czech Republic where they were bred, they have been sown as late as the 3rd week of May and were at full height and panicle early July. They are extremely competitive and have a growth habit that would suit organic farming. Naked Oats are highly sought after by the pig, poultry and horse feed industry.

C2 Seed will be available for Spring 2017, but orders must be placed early to avoid disappointment as supply is limited