LAUREATE is a very high yielding spring malting barley with an excellent disease and agronomic profile. It’s a non-GN variety with Full MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling with very strong support from all end users and contracts available for both markets across the UK.
End-use group: Malting
Market options: Full MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling
Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types
Agronomics: Good resistance to lodging and brackling with moderate maturity
Parentage: Sanette x Concerto
"LAUREATE is the highest yielding Fully Approved non-GN variety on the Recommended List for both brewing and distilling. This variety has strong support from end-users and there are multiple contracts available."
The story of Laureate
Have you ever wondered how the varieties in your field end up in your whisky or beer? Watch this video to see how the variety Laureate was bred and how it finds its way to a drink near you!
We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2019 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.
Resistance to lodging
Straw height without PGR
(days +/- Concerto, -ve = earlier)
Resistance to brackling
|Untreated Yield*||Treated Yield*||Eastern Yield*||Western Yield*||Northern Yield*|
* % treated control
(% through 2.25mm)
(% through 2.5mm)
Hot Water Extract
[ ] = limited data