Rape, also called rapeseed or colza, a plant of the mustard family (Brassicaceae), grown for its seeds, which yield canola, or rapeseed, oil. Canola oil is variously used in cooking, as an ingredient in soap and margarine, and as a lamp fuel (colza oil).
Rape is an annual plant, 30 cm (1 foot) or taller, with a long, usually thin taproot. Its leaves are smooth, bluish-green, and deeply scalloped, and the bases of the upper leaves clasp the stem. Rape bears four-petaled yellow flowers in spikes. Each elongated round pod has a short beak and contains many seeds.
Plant rapeseed in a site that has moist, fertile soil and is in full sun. The soil needs to be well-draining.
Broadcast seeds by hand and cover with 25 to 40mm of soil. Water rape seed immediately after planting and once a month during the growing season to keep the soil moist. Reduce watering during significant rainfall and increase if a dry spell occurs.
Harvest the dried and swollen seed pods from August and cull the seeds from the pods for processing.
Minimum of 50 seeds per pack
All seeds are tested and grown on our farm in Malawi and our growing area in South Africa. Please check conditions in your area for the type of seed to be grown. Growth rates and germination times are dependent on many factors such as soil conditions, rainfall/watering patterns, climate, and many more.
Growth and harvest can be affected by these conditions. Please note that certain countries require specific permission to grow certain plants or ban their growth completely. Please check your local regulations before purchasing products.
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