Search by Crop & Variety: SY Saltese Soft White Spring Wheat
1. SY Saltese is soft white spring wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Seeds, Inc
2. SY Saltese was selected for height, early maturity, uniformity, agronomics and disease reaction with
acceptable end use quality.
3. SY Saltese was tested in the spring wheat growing areas (12 to 20 inch moisture zones) of the Paci?c Northwest (PNW) and was determined to be adapted to this area.
4. SY Saltese has shown a tolerant reaction to the current strains of stripe rust in the PNW.
5. Identifying characteristics — insert the descriptive term from the Objective Description (pages 3—except where indicated:
1. Kind: Common, So? White
If common, provide appropriate kernel characteristic: (Hard Red, So? Red, Hard White, Soft White)
2. Seasonal Growth Habit: Spring
3. Coleoptile Color: white
4. Juvenile Growth Habit: erect
5. Leaf Color at Boot: green
6. Flag Leaf at Boot: Erect, twisted, wax present
7. Auricle Color: purple
8. Day(s) to 50% Heading: 164
9. Anther Color: yellow
10. Anthoncyanin: absent
11. Plant Height (cm): 85
12. Internodes: hollow
13. Spike Shape: tapering
14. Spike Density: middense
15. Spike Curvature: erect
16. Awn Type: awned
17. Awn Color: White
18. Glume Color: white
19. Glume Length Medium
20. Shoulder Shape: Square
21. Shoulder Width: medium
22. Beak Shape: Acuminate
23. Beak Length (S.M.L.VL): medium
24. Glume Pubescence: absent
25. Seed Color white
26. Seed Shape: ovate
27. Cheeks: rounded
28. Brush Size (S,M,L.): short
29. Avg 1,000 Kernel Wt (g): 46.6
30. Physiological/biochemical Traits:
Variants and frequency:
Less than 0.5% of the plants were rogued from the Breeder seed increases. The majority of the variant plants were taller height wheat plants (3 to 10 cm). The white seeded variant of approximately 0.5% has also been identi?ed in the Progeny seed production. Up to 1.0% variant plants may be encountered in subsequent generations.
6. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. maintains seed stock and certi?ed classes of Foundation, Registered and
Certi?ed. Syngenta Seeds, Inc. will maintain the variety by the head row/progeny method to produce
seed as needed.
7. Certi?ed seed of SY Saltese will likely be available for planting in spring of 2017.
8. Application for PVP is anticipated.
9. Certi?ed acreage is not to be published by AOSCA and certifyng agencies.