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Breeder: Elsoms Ackermann Download pdf
Type: Potential Distilling (Scotland) Pedigree: Chanson x Acorn

Variety Positioning

  • A very high yielding spring barley (107% treated, 95% untreated) with provisional approval for distilling on the SRUC Recommended List but it did not perform quite as well in Agrii’s Northern trials (101% treated, 92% untreated) over the past two years.
  • Specific weight is on the low side (66.4 kg/hl) similar to Laureate with typically low nitrogen levels (1.46%). Low skinning has also attracted a lot of interest.
    Consistent performance across all regions. Relatively short (71 cm), reasonably stiff straw (7), good brackling resistance (8) and medium-early maturity.
  • A reasonable disease resistance package with a high rating for mildew (9) but Rhynchosporium (5) and brown rust (4) are less than average. It is moderately susceptible to net blotch in Agrii’s trials.
  • Further information from the breeder can be found here

The data presented here is a partial abstraction from the AHDB Recommended List. The complete data set is available on the AHDB website here