Major Plus 


  • Softest bulb swede on the market
  • Early maturing main swede crop
  • Good dry matter yields
  • Yellow-fleshed, light purple-skinned bulb
  • Pelleted seed available
Farm Type
  • Days to Grazing From 150 to 220
  • Growing Seasons Spring, Summer
  • Grazing Seasons Autumn, Winter
  • Potential Yield 16,000 kgDM/ha
  • Utilisation 80%

Major Plus is a traditional yellow-fleshed swede with a early maturity date and soft bulb easily consumed by animals. A suitable option for early winter feed before moving stock onto a later maturing Clutha Gold swede crop for mid- to late-winter grazing.

Flesh colour: Yellow
Number of grazings: 1

Sowing rate

Conventional sowing or direct drilling 0.8-1.5 kg/ha
Pelleted 90,000 seeds/ha

A row of evenly-distributed Major Plus swede bulbs achieved with Ultrastrike treated, pelleted swede seed placed through a precision drill, sowing at 90,000 seeds per hectare. 

Major Plus

An established paddock of pelleted Major Plus swede in Southland. 

Jason Burr

"Over the last couple of years we have changed our major Plus planting rates and have found that 1.2 kg of seed/ha provides good leaf percentage and excellent bulb yield. We follow best management practice and crop tonnage is always consistent at around 18.5 tonnes, year after year"

Jason burr, Waikato