Grafton

Everything you need to know about wheat variety Grafton

BREEDER: KWS UK Ltd

PEDIGREE: Cordiale x CPBT W97

STATUS: Removed from AHDB Recommended List in 2019

CERTIFIED SEED SALES 2019 %: England & Wales: 0.8. Scotland: 1.4.

PROVISIONAL SEED AREA 2020 %: England & Wales: 0.4. Scotland: 0.7.

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (UK): N/A

AHDB RL 2020 TREATED YIELD (NORTH REGION): N/A

AHDB RL 2020 UNTREATED YIELD (UK): N/A

MARKET OPTIONS: Feed, Group 4 Hard

POSITIVES

• Suitable for early drilling due to slow growth habit.
• Short, stiff and very early to mature.
• Good eyespot resistance.
• Very good grain quality, high specific weight & Hagberg.

NEGATIVES

• Yield no longer competitive.
• Poor untreated yield with yellow rust and Septoria tritici resistance below average.
• High input programme required.

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