KWS Barrel is the high yielding, Group 3 variety. With a 240 Hagberg and 76.9kg/hl specific weight, it has good grain quality and is the ideal choice for the UKS markets. A Viscount type in the field and with a prostrate growth habit, KWS Barrel performs well across the whole UK and has good figures in the North and on light land. KWS Barrel is very short and stiff, with good disease resistance, including OWBM.
|Septoria tritici (1 year)||4.4|
|Resistance to lodging (+PGR)||8|
|Resistance to lodging (-PGR)||8|
|Ripening (days +/- Control, -ve = earlier)||+1|
|Latest safe sowing date||End Jan|
|ukp bread wheat for export||false|
|uks soft wheat for export||true|
|Protein content (%)||11.2|
|Protein content (%) - Milling spec||12.0|
|Hagberg Falling Number||240|
|Specific weight (kg/hl)||76.9|
KWS Barrel is no longer recommended. All data is taken from the 2021/22 Recommended List.