Forage Profile: Winfred Brassica

Winfred Brassica: A Full Season Forage

Winfred Brassica is one of the most versatile varieties of forage brassica a deer hunter can plant. Winfred is a cross between kale and turnips, without the bulb. This profile gives Winfred an early season attractant as well as late season cold tolerance. Withstanding temps down to 5-10 degrees, it provides a hearty late season forage during harsh conditions. It is highly palatable and digestible due to its high leaf to stem ratio. Winfred can grow as tall as 4' with large paddle leaves and can withstand heavy grazing pressure better than most brassicas.

Planting Instructions

Maturity: 70-90 days

Dates: August in Northern States, September in the South

Seed Rate: 8-10 lb per acre, 2-4 lbs in a mix. 1/8-1/4'' seed depth

Soil: Wide Variety; is highly adaptable to heavy soil as well as dry conditions due to its deep taproot


Due to its versatility and ability to withstand high graze pressure, Double Tine chooses to use Winfred in many of our fall mixes. You can find it in the following mixes we offer:

Fall Soybean Mix

Frosted Brassica Buffet

Opening Day Clover