Wheat varitey Trinity© Tim Scrivener

Breadmaking winter wheat variety Trinity has received full approval from the flour milling industry and could take up to 5% of the commercial wheat seed market this autumn.

The variety has completed milling and baking trials and has now been given the green light from the National Association of British and Irish Millers (Nabim).

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The variety, bred by KWS, joins four other fully approved varieties as Nabim Group 1 breadmaking winter wheats in the current HGCA Recommended List.

“By all accounts it is a good Group 1 variety, but growers must appreciate that there is a need to match nitrogen applications to yield expectations and protein requirements.”
Julius Deane, Carr

Andrew Newby, KWS UK managing director, said the variety will be widely available this autumn with 9,000t of seed for sale and he expects the variety to sell out.

One of the UK’s leading flour millers Carr’s Flour Mills said the variety milled well to give a good white flour and performed well in baking tests.

“By all accounts it is a good Group 1 variety, but growers must appreciate that there is a need to match nitrogen applications to yield expectations and protein requirements,” said Carr’s wheat director Julius Deane.

Trinity is the joint top yielder at 102% among the five Group 1 breadmaking winter wheats on the HGCA Recommended List compared with Skyfall (102%), Crusoe (99%), Gallant (97%) and Solstice (96%).