The open pollinated variety is an Anastasia cross, inheriting key agronomic characteristics of strong autumn and spring vigour, soild disease resistance and short, stiff straw, combined with high oil content.
Acacia has shown extremely high gross output and treated yield potential in both England and Scotland, showing the variety performs well across the whole of the UK.
Acacia is very vigorous in both the autumn and spring, like Anastasia. An important attribute for the establishment of winter oilseed rape, especially when the crop is under stress from pests and disease.
The variety is medium-early flowering and has medium-late maturity, giving the crop a longer grain fill period and the farmer an opportunity to spread harvest workloads.
Acacia has a good disease resistance to light leaf spot and stem canker; the two-main yield robbing diseases of oilseed rape.
Acacia is a short variety with very stiff stems and very good lodging resistance, providing growers with an easier, quicker harvest.
Acacia has shown very high consistent annual yield performance in some very different environmental seasons – an attribute of great importance for on-farm performance.