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United States Department of Agriculture

Agricultural Research Service

Cole Crops Collection
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Brassica seed production

Brassica spp.are members of the family Brassicaceae. This family consists of over 350 genera. The Brassica genus consists of many species including napus (rutabaga and rape), oleracea (broccoli, cabbage, kale, etc.), and rapa (turnip and Chinese cabbage) to name a few.  Brassica spp. are biennial crops which require two seasons to produce seed.  There are more than 2000 accessions in the PGRU Brassica collection.

 

 

 

 

Species
No. of Accessions
B. balearica
1
B. barrelieri
2
B. bourgeaui
2
B. cretica
14
B. deflexa
3
B. elongata
3
B. fruticulosa
3
B. gravinae
3
B. incana
11
B. insularis
8
B. juncea
52
B. juncea var. rugosa
8
B. macrocarpa
3
B. montana
8
B. napus var napobrassica
14
B. oleracea (including all varieties)
1480
B. oxyrrhina
2
B. rapa (including all varieties)
324
B. repanda
4
B. rupestris
5
Brassica sp.
47
B. villosa
5
Other Brassica species with only 1 accession
11

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Crucifer Crop Germplasm Report


Last Modified: 2/23/2011
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