Based on the reduced bitterness genes several new varieties of colza vegetables are now being developed. In theory it is possible to breed all the forms of cabbage inside oilseed rape (analogous to white cabbage, brussel sprouts, broccoli etc.), but it takes time. The first new type, ‘colzacoli’ (analogous broccoli), should be ready within the next years.
In general vegetables based on colza (B. napus) will be more productive and more disease resistant as compared to B. oleraceae (the cabbage family). Probably also coarser in structure. As to human nutrition B napus and B. oleracea are rather similar. Colza vegetables will not replace the B oleraceae vegetables, but they are an interesting supplement.
Knold & Top ApS is a private limited company owned by Knold & Top Holding Aps which is also a private limited company. The breeding takes place in the Nordic Seed facilities, c/o Nordic Seed, Grindsnabevej 25, DK 8300 Odder. Knold & Top benefits from a narrow cooperation with Nordic Seed especially regarding the breeding and testing of oilseed rape for oil. Inside horticulture Knold & Top cooperates closely with Vikima Seeds, Industriparken 9, DK 4960 Holeby.
Income is mostly from seed sale and license fees (especially agriculture). Participation in projects and consulting work also contribute to the economy. At the moment Knold & Top only deals with business to business sale.