Cal Rojo is hard red spring wheat. It was released by Resource Seeds, Inc. in 2006. It was selected from the cross CMT1171-4//Pfau /Veery #5/3/Bonus. Its experimental designation was RSI 00WB80404. Cal Rojo is medium-early maturing (3 days earlier than Summit) and has excellent straw strength. Plant height is shorter than Blanca Grande by 12 cm and Summit by 8 cm. Foliage is blue-green at boot stage; the flag-leaf is erect and twisted. The stem has a waxy bloom, but no anthocyanin. The last internode of the stem is hairy, and the peduncle is erect. The stem has four nodes, and the internodes are hollow. The spikes are awned, inclined, mid-dense and tapering in shape, with tan 2 glumes that are long and wide, having shoulders that are narrow and elevated, and an acuminate beak. Seed is hard, red, elliptical, with a rounded cheek and medium brush, a crease that is narrow and shallow, and midsize germ. At the time of release it was resistant to stripe rust, leaf rust, and powdery mildew, moderately resistant to Septoria tritici leaf blotch, and moderately susceptible to BYD. It was evaluated as Entry 1478 in the UC Regional Cereal Testing program from 2005-present for late fall planting in the Central Valley and surrounding areas, the south-central coast, and the southern desert regions of California.