SUNNINGDALE was added to the AHDB Recommended List for drilling in autumn 2017, but is no longer listed. SUNNINGDALE yields exceptionally well and is particularly strong in the North.
End-use group: Livestock feed
Market options: Six-row feed, Hybrid
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types and performs well even on marginal land
Regional positioning: Performs particularly well in the North
Sowing rate: 200 seeds per m2
"SUNNINGDALE is an exceptional variety for the North. SUNNINGDALE yields at least 6% more than all the conventional 2-row varieties in the North and is the only variety to exceed 10 t/ha treated yields in this area in the last 4 years. Early ripeness provides an opportunity to drill following winter oilseed rape crops earlier, in the quest for increased yield."
- Paul Roche