• Knold & Top is breeding new tasty vegetables of oilseed rape

    Knold & Top is breeding new tasty vegetables of oilseed rape

    Knold & Top ApS is an innovative breeding company developing new varieties of Brassica napus = oilseed rape. We have developed new genetic backgrounds which make the leaves very tasty. This is in contrast to normal oilseed rape (canola) which expresses a strong bitter taste of the leaves.

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  • Our breeding is classical and without GMO’s

    Our breeding is classical and without GMO’s

    All our varieties have passed the test for Distinctness, Uniformity and Stability (the DUS –test) and have obtained Plant Variety Protection in the European Union. Some of the varieties have obtained Plant Variety Protection also in the USA. To separate our vegetable varieties from rapeseed for oil (canola) we prefer to use the French word “colza” when the varieties are to be used as kale or other vegetables.
  • The species Brassica napus (oilseed rape or colza) contains huge genetic variation

    The species Brassica napus (oilseed rape or colza) contains huge genetic variation

    Knold &Top is exploiting this variation to breed varieties which can be grown in a more environmental friendly way, varieties with better disease resistance, good nutrition value and a nice taste. Crop yield is also a very important trait. Oilseed rape is closely related to the cabbage family. Over time colza varieties analogous to for instance broccoli, curly kale and white cabbage will be developed.

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  • Breeding for horticulture and agriculture

    Breeding for horticulture and agriculture

    Rapeseed has originated from crosses in nature between Brassica rapa (field mustard, mizuna) and Brassica oleracea (cabbages) within the last 1000 years. In the breeding Knold & Top is utilizing the huge variation within B napus and also making crosses to those very close relatives. We are developing varieties having new traits both for horticulture and agriculture. The breeding for agriculture to be found on www. knoldogtop.com
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