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Status: AHDB Candidate List 2018/19

  • Temptation is DSV's first variety in the UK to carry genuine genetic TuYV resistance
  • Double layered disease resistance
  • High yield and oil content
  • Strong autumn vigour – suitable for medium-late drilling
  • Multi gene resistance to phoma and light leaf spot
  • Ranked no1 in France, 3rd in Poland and Hungary in 2017

Temptation has been re-drilled as a candidate to hopefully be recommended in December 2018. It is the first Turnip Yellow resistant variety to be sold by DSV in the UK. It is a restored hybrid with a gross output comparable to listed varieties and a considerable leap forward from first generation turnip yellow resistant varieties. Temptation demonstrates a high and consistent yield and an impressive oil content of 45.9%. Temptations best gross output came from Broughton in Hampshire (110%).

Its launch coincides with new reports which suggests the UK is entering into a potentially serious situation with the disease causing significant effects on both yields and oil content. Spread by the peach potato aphid (Myzus persicae) indications are losses can be as high as 30%.

Gross Output 101%
Treated Seed Yield 100%
Oil Content 45.9%

AHDB Reccommended List - Candidate Varieties 2018


Agronomic features:

Temptation has strong winter hardiness reducing the impact of late frosts and snow cover. Its aggressive vigour is very noticeable in official and on farm trials.

It has a robust agronomy package with multi gene resistance to phoma and light leaf spot.

Resistance to Lodging 8
Height 153cm
Earliness to Flowering 4
Maturity 6
Light Leaf Spot 6
Stem Canker 5

Sowing date and rate:

Temptation should be drilled between 40 to 50 seeds per m2, its vigorous autumn growth allows it to be drilled into the medium-late sowing period without any issues.


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For more information on Turnip Yellow Virus, click here