Gleam winter wheat
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Variety Overview

End-use group: Hard Group 4

Market options: Livestock feed

Soil preference: Suitable for all soil types

Regional positioning: Performs well in all regions

Parentage: KWS Kielder x Hereford

Latest safe sowing date: Wide drilling window, suitable from 1st September to mid-February

Key features: GLEAM is a high-yielding, hard feed winter wheat variety that is adaptable. It performs in all rotational positions with a wide drilling window. GLEAM has a strong agronomic profile with stiff straw, good grain quality and orange wheat blossom midge resistance.

Latest harvest results 2023

Click the link below to access the latest AHDB harvest results for 2023. 

Key Performance Statistics

We've compared GLEAM with a couple of varieties on the AHDB Recommended List 2024/25 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.

Agronomic features


Resistance to lodging no PGR


Resistance to lodging with PGR


Straw height without PGR



(days +/- Skyfall)

GLEAM 77890
LG Typhoon7788+2


 Untreated yieldUK Treated Yield*Eastern Yield*Western Yield*Northern Yield*
LG Typhoon89100100100101

* % treated control

Grain quality

 Endosperm textureProtein content (%)Hagberg Falling Number

Specific Weight


LG TyphoonHard10.816477.1

Disease profile




Yellow rust


Brown rust


Septoria tritici 3 year




FusariumOWBM Resistance
LG Typhoon7967.256R

Source: AHDB Recommended List 2022/23

Gleam Variety Vision
Matt Bull

Breeding insight

High yielding hard feed with excellent yield and strong disease resistance. Early maturity and OWBM resistance are welcome benefits. Good straw strength and consistent performance are attractive traits. Matthew Bull

Agronomy Insights

GLEAM is a popular hard group 4 which has demonstrated excellent stability across a range of scenarios.

One feature which allows GLEAM to deliver in more marginal scenarios, such as second wheats and delayed drilling is its tillering.

The variety is relatively slow to stem extension which means it puts a lot of resource into tiller production. It is then able to retain a high proportion of those tillers throughout the season to build yield.


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