UC-Central Red is a Hard Red Spring bread wheat variety developed from the cross UC1107(Yr15, Glu-D1d, 2NS/2AS)/Expresso. This variety was developed by the University of California wheat-breeding program and was tested in Regional Yield trials as experimental line UC1817.
Characteristics: UC-Central Red is a semidwarf variety. Its grain yield is similar to Summit515 and higher than WB Patron and Joaquin Oro. Disease resistance: UC-Central Red is resistant to all current races of stripe rust present in California and shows good tolerance for BYDV and septoria tritici. Quality: UC-Central Red has the best bread making and tortilla quality among the current UC HRS varieties. It received excellent quality evaluations by the milling industry at the California Wheat Collaborator Program in 2018.
Area of adaptation: Sacramento, San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys where it showed high yield potential under irrigation and good resistance to all major diseases. Late Fall Planting
*Lab data below is an average from 2020 harvest