Useful as late autumn/early winter feed in the cooler areas of Southern Africa, depending on planting date. It may be used in the drier western areas, but would requirer supplementary irrigation. It can be effectively used as a fodder bank or strategic fodder source to supplement temperate grass pastures or foggaged tropicals.
- -The bulbs are large, cylindrical and very prominent
-Samurai is the first new Japanese variety bred in South Africa in over 50 years
-Frost tolerant winter forage
-Ability to bulk up a large quantity of highly nutritious forage per hectare