Organic Spring Barley


Laureate spring barley is another quality malting type suitable for both brewing and distilling, bred by Syngenta. In fact, it is the highest yielding variety suitable for both markets. For many years the organic maltsters have been content with Westminster and Propino, but they now appear ready to try this new variety.

Laureate spring barley has high untreated yields of 96% (compared to Propino at 88%), has a sound agronomic package with good resistance scores to all the major diseases. It is a day later to mature when compared to RGT Planet or Concerto and is one of the shorter varieties. Therefore, thought must be given to placing this variety on your cleaner fields.

Seed will be short for Spring 2018, so advise early ordering.

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Organic Sienna Spring Barley Seed Crop  Shropshire
Organic Sienna Spring Barley Seed Crop

Sienna is starting to prove a popular choice amongst organic growers, which can be attributed to several key reasons. Firstly it is one of the tallest varieties available from the Recommended List, especially since the removal of the popular variety Westminster. AS well as being tall it tillers particularly well and is one of the best for smothering.

Secondly its disease package is good across all areas and gives the 2nd highest score when combining all disease resistant scores together.

Sienna spring barleys next key attribute is its grain quality, giving the highest grain quality available of any recommended variety.

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WESTMINSTER spring barley is a long standing favourite in the organic sector with long, stiff straw. It has excellent all round disease resistance combined with very high specific weight.

Accepted by some end users as a malting barley. However, the combination of relatively long straw and good disease resistance characteristics mean WESTMINSTER is an excellent choice as a feed wheat also.

Malting Buy Backs available on Westminster. If you are interested please get in touch.

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Evelina Spring Barley

Evelina Spring Barley


Bred by Austrian plant breeder Saatzucht Edelhof, Evelina spring barley is another exclusive to Cope Seeds. The variety boasts outstanding disease resistance, tall straw with high yields of grain and straw, perfect for the organic farmer with livestock.

Evelina was trialled in Independent Private Trials and whilst achieving competitive yields, it was the earliest variety to mature and achieved the best specific weight of any variety in the trial.

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