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SY SPLENDOR is new to the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21. It is a potential new brewing variety and takes the honours of having the highest UK treated yield figure of any spring barley on the new AHDB RL. Alongside early maturity, stiff straw and good agronomics, it has very high grain quality making it a valuable addition to the brewing market.

Variety Summary

End-use group: Brewing

Market options: Under MBC evaluation for brewing

Regional positioning: Outstanding performance in all regions

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Agronomics: Good resistance to lodging with excellent brackling with moderate maturity

Parentage: Octavia x Dioptric

Breeding Insight

"High specific weight and low screenings from SY Splendor are excellent attributes in the malting process, ensuring high alcohol production for the end users."

Kathryn Hamlen

Kath Hamlen

Variety Overview

We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.  Download the variety sheet for some more in depth information you can carry with you everywhere.

 

Agronomic features

               

Resistance to Lodging

(1-9)

Straw height without PGR

(1-9)

Ripening

(days +/- Concerto, -ve = earlier)

Resistance to brackling

(1-9)

 SY SPLENDOR 

[7]

73

+1

9

RGT Planet 

7

73

0

8

Propino

7

75

-1

8

 

Yield

 

Untreated Yield*

Treated Yield*

Eastern Yield*

Western Yield*

Northern Yield*

 SY SPLENDOR 

95

107

105

[106]

107

RGT Planet

95

103

103

104

103

Propino

86

98

96

98

98

* % treated control

 

Grain quality

 

Specific Weight

(kg/hl)

Screenings

(% through 2.25mm)

Screenings

(% through 2.5mm) 

Nitrogen Content

Hot Water Extract

 SY SPLENDOR 

68.1

[1.5]

[3.9]

1.47

315.7

RGT Planet

67.8

1.4

3.6

1.50

315.2

Propino

68.2

0.9

2.1

1.56

312.7

 

Disease profile

 

    Mildew     

(1-9)

Yellow rust

(1-9)

Brown rust

(1-9)

Rhynchosporium 

(1-9)

SY SPLENDOR

9

-

4

[4]

RGT Planet

9

[4]

5

5

Propino

6

[4]

5

5

[ ] = limited data