Crusoe Winter Wheat Seed
- Crusoe is universally accepted by millers, bakers and growers as being a solid Group 1
- Short and relatively stiff straw with the very characteristic ‘wax-less’ appearance
- Well suited to heavy fertile soils
NABIM Group 1 - Breadmaking
Cordiale x Gulliver
2021 Market Share in UK 3.9%
Crusoe’s has seen a resurgence in popularity of recent years, universally accepted by millers’ and bakers due to it fantastic grain quality. Crusoe stands out with its distinctive “wax-less” appearance with a high tillering capacity and semi-erect growth habit. An exceptional yellow rust resistance is another standout feature, alongside solid scores against septoria and mildew. Looking the most stable of the group 1 millers. Brown Rust is its achilles heel so must be monitored as the season develops. Crusoe is well suited to a first wheat on heavy fertile ground sown in main drilling window 20th September - 20th October.
|UK Yield||East Region||West||North Region||1st Cereal||2nd Cereal||Light Soils %||Heavy Soils %||Specific Weight (kg/hl)||Maturity||Protein Content %||Hadberg Falling Number||Untreated Yield|
|Yellow Rust - young plant||R|
|Fusarium ear blight||7|
|Resistance to lodging with PGR||8|
|Resistance to lodging without PGR||7|
For prices, treatment options and availability please call the seed office on 01939 210777.