UC Davis breeding program

Bread wheat varieties 

Hard Red 

  • Yurok (PDF description) is a semidwarf Hard Red Spring wheat variety with high-yielding potential.It is well adapted to the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys.  Yurok has high protein content and excellent breadmaking quality and is resistant to current races of stripe rust. It is the currently UCD recommended common red wheat variety. RECOMMENDED
  • Lassik (PDF description). Hard Red Spring. 2nd highest average yields 2008-2010 in Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys (CA yield data). Top yielding line in Washington 2011 HRS trials ( WA yield data) . Resistant to current races of stripe rust, and partial resistance to septoria tritici blotch and BYDV. Resistant to root-knot nematodes. 

Hard White

  • Patwin-515 (PDF description). Hard White Spring. Similar to Patwin but with additional stripe rust resistance genes Yr5 and Yr15  and improved resistance to BYDV. High-yielding variety in irrigated areas of the Sacramento, San Joaquin and Imperial Valleys.  High protein variety with excellent breadmaking quality. It is the currently UCD recommended  white wheat variety. RECOMMENDED
  • Patwin (PDF description). Hard White Spring. High-yielding variety in irrigated areas of the Sacramento, San Joaquin (1st highest yield 2008-2010) and Imperial Valleys.  Resistant to current races of stripe rust, septoria tritici blotch and root knot nematodes. High protein variety with excellent breadmaking quality.
  • Clear White (PDF description). Hard White Spring. Excellent Asian Noodle & Breadmaking Quality.  Partial susceptibility to stripe rust. Not recommended in regions of stripe rust.

Pasta wheat varieties (Desert Durum ®)

  • Desert King (PDF description). High-yield potential and high pasta quality. Recommended for the San Joaquin and Imperial valleys.

  • Desert King-High Protein  (PDF description). High-yield potential &  high pasta quality. Recommended for the Sacramento, San Joaquin & Imperial valleys.

  • Tipai (PDF description). Recommended for the Imperial and Yuma Valleys

  • Miwok (PDF description). Low cadmium, excellent yield potential in Imperial San Joaquin Valleys.

Malting barley varieties (two row)

Released Germplasm