End-use group: Brewing
Market options: Under MBC evaluation for brewing
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types
Regional positioning: Strong consistent performance in all regions
Agronomics: Good resistance to lodging with excellent brackling with moderate maturity
Parentage: Octavia x Dioptric
Key features: SY SPLENDOR was new to the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21. It is a potential new brewing variety with stiff straw and good agronomics as well as very high grain quality making it a valuable addition to the brewing market.
Key Performance Statistics
We've compared a few varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2022 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 +/- RGT Planet, -ve = earlier)
Resistance to brackling
* % treated control
(% through 2.25mm)
(% through 2.5mm)
Hot Water Extract
[ ] = limited data
SY SPLENDOR looks very promising. We identified it early due to its excellent malting quality and it is undergoing large scale testing from grain produced in H2020. SY SPLENDOR has 2 years to complete industrial pilots and should have MBC Approval by June 2022.
Excellent straw strength and grain quality
Excellent grain quality, stiff straw, very high resistance to brackling
SY SPLENDOR has shown resilience across a range of years and regions always delivering the top yields
Source: AHDB RL 2021
SY SPLENDOR and Consistency
SY SPLENDOR has very high grain quality and straw strength, making it a valuable addition to the brewing market.
In high potential areas, the risk of lodging is increased, and straw strength is becoming increasingly important as many of the highest yielding varieties have lower resistance to lodging.
High specific weight and low screenings from SY SPLENDOR are excellent attributes in the malting process, ensuring high alcohol production for the end users.