AP Octane


Objective and Botanical Description of the variety:  AP Octane is a hard red spring wheat bred and developed by Syngenta Participation AG. AP Octane was selected for height, maturity, appearance, kernel color, kernel soundness, disease reaction, and end use quality that originated with a single cross made in January of 2010. Area of adaptation and primary use of variety: Ap Octane is primarily adapted to Sacramento and San Joaquin Valleys. It appears to be well suited to irrigated and high rainfall production areas of Southern Idaho and the Columbia Basin in Washington as well. Identifying Characteristics:

Seasonal Growth Habit Spring
Coleoptile Color White
Juvenile Growth Habit Erect
Leaf Color at Boot Green
Flag Leaf at Boot Recurved, Twisted, Wax Present
Auricle Color White
Day(s) to 50% Heading 89
Anther Color Yellow
Anthocyanin Absent
Plant Height (cm) 101
Internodes Hollow
Spike Shape Oblong
Spike Density Mid dense
Spike Curvature Erect
Awn Type Awned
Awn Color White
Glume Color White/Amber
Glume Length Long
Shoulder Shape Oblique
Shoulder Width Narrow
Beak Shape Acuminate
Beak Length Long
Glume Pubescence Present
Seed Color Red
Seed Shape Ovate
Cheeks Rounded
Brush Size Medium
Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g) 41.2
Variants and Frequency:  We could expect to see up to 0.8% taller plants (8-12cm) in subsequent generations. Also, up to 1.8% white seeds. Resistance to diseases and pests: 
  1. Stripe Rust: AP Octane has shown above average tolerance to current races of stripe rust.

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