Multi-gene resistance to light leaf spot and stem canker combined with verticillium stem stripe tolerance support Barbados’ performance across the UK. It has found favour in regions where both LLS and stem canker are an issue.
Barbados has a strong following throughout the UK and has consistently delivered good results on farm.
Barbados has good winter hardiness and a strong, leafy, early spring growth leading to a tight canopy with a mass of wellpacked pods.
It’s ideally suited to early drilling as part of flea beetle strategy. Barbados has excellent lodging resistance and stem stiffness. It has a vigorous spring growth habit of its maturity of 4 reflects it’s very clean growth and general plant senescence.
Characteristics in numbers
|Shortness of Stem||6|
|Resistance to Lodging||8|
|Oil Content (%)||45.0|
|Light Leaf Spot||7|
|Verticillium Stem Stripe Tolerance*||5|