Aardvark is an open pollinated variety, with extremely high gross output potential for both the East/West and North regions of the UK. This combined with very good lodging and secure disease resistance, as well as high oil content, makes the variety an exciting prospect for growers.
Aardvark has shown very high gross output and treated yield potential. The variety has performed consistently across all regions, showing it is very resilient across a wide area.
Aardvark has a vigorous Autumn growth combined with early strong vigorous growth in the Spring. The variety generally has a medium -early flowering period combined with medium maturity allowing for a longer grain fill period for maximising full yield potential.
Aardvark has a strong combination of disease resistance for Light leaf spot and stem canker – the two main yield robbing diseases of oilseed rape. Aardvark is a shorter strawed variety combined with stiff straw and a good resistance to lodging
Aardvark produces a high oil content similar to many of the leading varieties on the AHDB Recommended List. A resilient and adaptable variety as shown with its strong performance in the North.