Scottish Recommended Lists for Cereals 2021/22

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Scottish Recommended Lists for Cereals 2021/22

The Scottish cereals lists include varieties of spring and winter barley, wheat and oats that are of most agronomic and commercial value to Scottish growers and the cereals sector.

Recommendations are made by SRUC supported by the Scottish Variety Consultative Committee and are based on data collected as part of the AHDB Recommended List and Scottish Government National List system.

Highlights for 2021/22

The spring barley list has been consolidated with the main malting choices being Laureate and LG Diablo, both dual-purpose distilling and brewing varieties, and KWS Sassy, a distilling variety. Fairing remains on the list as the only fully approved grain distilling variety. Looking ahead, SY Tungsten and Firefoxx continue to make progress as they are evaluated commercially for malting use. The only new spring barley variety is Skyway, which has potential for brewing.

The winter barley list includes three new two-row feed varieties, KWS Tardis, Bolton and Bordeaux, plus two new six-row hybrids, SY Kingston and SY Thunderbolt. The leading two-row feed choices are LG Mountain, KWS Orwell, KWS Tower, Valerie and KWS Hawking.

The Scottish winter wheat list has increased to eighteen varieties, twelve of which are suitable for the grain distilling market. The leading distilling varieties are LG Skyscraper, Elation and KWS Jackal, supported by the biscuit-making variety Elicit. There are five new distilling varieties, Swallow, a soft feed variety, and soft-milling choices, LG Prince, LG Illuminate, LG Quasar and LG Astronomer.

The other new entry to the list is a spring feed wheat variety, WPB Escape. There are no new spring or winter oat varieties.

Sixteen varieties have been removed from the lists because of limited market interest, or low agronomic value. These are spring barley varieties Concerto, RGT Asteroid, Propino and Scholar; winter barleys KWS Cassia, KWS Creswell, LG Flynn, Jordan and Libra; winter wheat varieties Zulu, KWS Lili and Grafton and spring oats Firth, Yukon, Delfin and Elison.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationSRUC
Number of pages6
Publication statusPrint publication - 17 Dec 2020


  • Cereals
  • Varieties
  • Recommended List
  • National List
  • Barley
  • Wheat
  • Oats
  • Malting
  • Distilling
  • Milling
  • Animal Feed
  • Breeding
  • Genetics
  • Crop Improvement
  • Agronomy
  • Agronomic Value
  • Scottish Government
  • AHDB


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