CRAFT is a very high yielding winter malting barley which received Full MBC Approval for Brewing in May 2018. It brings improved agronomics and outstanding grain quality and is in strong demand from end users.
Market options: Full MBC Approval
Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types
Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions
Agronomics: Robust disease profile, with no rating below a 6
Parentage: SY 208-56 x SY Venture
"CRAFT is a step forward over SY Venture - higher yielding with bigger, bolder grain. CRAFT now has Full MBC Approval for brewing and has strong support from end-users; contracts are already in place."
- Tracy Creasy
We've compared a couple varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2021/22 and shared some key statistics we think you'll be interested in.
Resistance to lodging (1-9)
Height without PGR (cm)
Height with PGR (cm)
Ripening (days +/- KWS Orwell, -ve = earlier)
Treated yield UK*
* % treated control
Specific Weight (kg/hl)
Screenings (% through 2.25 mm)
Screenings (% through 2.5 mm)
Nitrogen content (%)
Hot water extract (l deg/kg)
Brown rust (1-9)
Net blotch (1-9)
[ ] = limited data