LAUREATE is a high yielding spring barley with full approval for brewing and malt distilling. This non-GN variety was the most widely grown spring malting barley in Scotland for harvest 2019 and was a major variety in England for harvest 2020.
End-use group: Full MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling
Market options: MBC Approval for Brewing and Distilling. Contracts available across England and Scotland.
Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types
Agronomics: Strong disease profile
Parentage: Sanette x Concerto
"Laureate has strong support from end-users with multiple contracts available for brewing and distilling. It is the highest yielding Fully Approved non-gn variety on the Recommended List"
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 2021/22 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
* % treated control
(% through 2.25mm)
(% through 2.5mm)
Hot Water Extract
[ ] = limited data