TWO new high yielding wheats could boost exports and provide superior quality for the home market. That is the claim of breeder CPB Twyford.
In official trials Chianti has out-yielded current top performers Brigadier, Beaver and Hussar. Chopin Alveograph readings are within the required range and a possible 6 for bread-making means it is well suited to UK and export markets, says the company.
Magellan scores well in the absence of fungicides, thanks to an "exceptional" rating of 7 for Septoria tritici resistance, it adds. It suits early drilling.
Limited tonnages of C2 seed will be sold through Gorham and Bateson and Seed Innovations this autumn.