Canola (Brassica napus)

About Canola

  • Canola can be planted in fall or spring and is ready to harvest in 74-100 days.
  • Canola is a member of the mustard family and grows a yellow, flowering stem that is 4-5 feet tall.
  • Canola seeds are contained in pods. Each plant contains 60-100 pods, and each pod contains 20-30 canola seeds.
  • In the United States, canola yields about 1,900 pounds per acre on average.

Fast Facts

  • Canola seeds contain about 47% oil.
  • Canola oil is popular because it is low in saturated fats.


  • Canola oil
  • Animal feeds
  • Biodiesel & Bio-plastic
  • Fertilizer