End-use group: Grain Distilling
Market options: UK, Full MBC Approval (Grain Distilling)
Regional positioning: Bred for Scotland but with increasing contracts in England
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types
Agronomics: The earliest maturing variety on the AHDB RL 2021
Parentage: 409-201 x 144-02-4
Key features: FAIRING is a spring malting barley with Full MBC Approval for Grain Distilling. It was specifically bred for this market and has high grain nitrogen content required for the end use. Agronomically, it has excellent resistance to wet weather diseases and is the earliest spring barley to mature on the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21.
Key Performance Statistics
We've shared the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 statistics we think you might be interested in.
Resistance to lodging
Straw height without PGR
(days +/- Concerto, -ve = earlier)
Resistance to brackling
* % treated control
(% through 2.25mm)
(% through 2.5mm)
Hot Water Extract
[ ] = limited data
FAIRING was specifically bred for the Scottish grain distilling market. It is now a popular variety in England, due to significant contracts available. It has very high grain N and big bold grain, with low screenings and high specific weight.