Crackerjack 2

Forage triticale

  • High growth in autumn-early winter
  • Earlier sowing option than the original Crackerjack
  • Excellent green leaf retention in later stages of maturity
  • Reduced need for fungicide application

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Crackerjack 2 is a high performance mid/late forage type triticale, bred to provide high forage yields. It benefits from good early growth, excellent overall forage yield and good grazing tolerance. Crackerjack 2 is suited to rotational grazing and is an exceptional whole crop silage variety. Crackerjack 2 supersedes the original Crackerjack by Barenbrug.


Key features

  •  Impressive spring bulk up for very high silage yield potential
  • Stripe rust resistance
  • Dark green long and broad leaves
  • Very good lodging resistance


Key benefits

  • High growth in autumn-early winter
  • Earlier sowing option than the  original Crackerjack
  • Excellent green leaf retention in  later stages of maturity
  • Reduced need for fungicide application



Crackerjack 2 is ideal as a winter forage crop for dairy and livestock systems. It has been developed for whole crop silage production and is well suited to grazing and hay production. Crackerjack 2 is also an excellent option for paddock preparation and reducing weed/pest burdens for subsequent pasture renovations. It is particularly suited to areas where waterlogging and/or soil Al levels limit  production for other cereals.



With good winter production as well as excellent spring yield of good quality forage, Crackerjack 2 makes a very versatile winter crop option. In all trials Crackerjack 2 has consistently out yielded other similar triticale varieties. It can be grazed through winter and then locked up for whole crop silage or hay production. For maximum whole crop silage yields the crop should only be grazed once early in the season, later grazing will reduce final yields.



Sowing rate



Crackerjack 2 has high growth in autumn-early winter when most other triticale varieties tend to produce less, and continues to grow well for the spring bulk-up. With excellent green leaf retention it will produce very good quality silage or hay.









Plant Breeders Rights (PBR): This variety is registered under Plant Breeders Rights (PBR) in Australia. Unauthorised commercial propagation or any sale, conditioning, export, import or stocking of propagating material is an infringement under the Plant Breeders Rights Act (1994). Any breach of this legislation will leave the grower liable for prosecution.

Disclaimer: The information presented in this brochure is from official and other sources and is considered to be reliable. It is provided in good faith and every care has been taken to ensure its accuracy. Barenbrug does not accept any responsibility for the consequences that may arise from the acceptance of recommendations or the suggestions made.