• A purple wheat with a 10 -15% yield advantage over Amethyst from an autumn sowing
• Niche market wheat with appreciably higher value than other wheat types
• A true winter wheat cultivar requiring autumn or winter sowing
|PGW TYRIAN Grain autumn grain quality (2 year mean)||Canterbury|
|Test weight (kg/hl)||72|
|Kernel weight (1000 seed weight)||46|
|Protein content (%) (N% x 5.7)||11.6|
|Falling number (sec)||326|
TYRIAN should be given priority at harvest to preserve the colour intensity and to protect falling number.
TYRIAN is slow to develop compared with Amethyst. When planted between May and July TYRIAN will head out approximately one week later than Amethyst. If planted later than this the difference will rapidly widen until the vernalisation requirement is not met at all in TYRIAN and it does not head out until it is too late (after mid December).
|Month planted||Typical heading dates for TYRIAN in Canterbury|
TYRIAN is an intermediate to late cultivar at harvest
TYRIAN has a good general disease resistance profile, but is moderately susceptible to Septoria. Considering this disease profile fungicide programmes should be tailored to target Septoria early, especially at T1 and T2 timings. Please contact your local PGW Representative for site specific recommendations.
|Disease||Disease nursery ratings|
|Septoria leaf blotch||5|
|Fusarium head blight||n/a|
() = Limited data available.
n/a = no data available.