Elicit

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Elicit

The above video was recorded on June 30, 2021 and the information below was updated on July 6, 2021.

BREEDER: Elsoms Wheat Ltd

PEDIGREE: Cassius x Viscount

STATUS: AHDB Recommended List variety for UK (since 2018)

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2020 %: England & Wales: 1.2. Scotland: 3.6.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2021 %: England & Wales: 0.8. Scotland: 4.6.

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (UK): 99

AHDB RL 2021 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): 100

AHDB RL 2021 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): 78

MARKET OPTIONS: nabim Group 3, UK Biscuit, Export

POSITIVES

  • Good yellow rust resistance.
  • Earliest to mature of the Group 3 varieties.
  • Reasonably stiff strawed.

NEGATIVES

  • Average yield.
  • Struggled to maintain its Hagberg in the last two years, which has impacted its biscuit wheat suitability.
  • Appears to be being downgraded again to unsuitable for distilling.

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