End-use group: Potential malt distilling and brewing
Market options: Provisional 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
Parentage: RGT Planet x Ovation
Key features: SY TUNGSTEN was new to the AHDB Recommended List 2020/21. It is a variety with huge potential for the brewing and malt distilling market, with great quality and excellent yields. It has an agronomic package similar to the well-known variety LAUREATE.
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
SY TUNGSTEN has outstanding yield and good all round characteristics. It is attractive for maltsters as it is a dual purpose variety that can be used for both brewing and malt distilling, and should follow the likes of LAUREATE in the UK. Its very high Northern yields re-enforce its suitability for Scotland.
Excellent Northern yields and consistent performance each year
Excellent grain quality, stiff straw and maturity similar to LAUREATE, EARLIER than LG Diablo
SY TUNGSTEN is a moderately tall variety, with a 7 rating for resistance to lodging, and responds well to a PGR programme, which is advised in high risk situations
Source: Syngenta SB trials, Haywold 2019