WB9717 is a hard red spring wheat developed by the Monsanto LLC. In early generations of WB9717, single spikes were selected based on agronomics and disease resistance. Later generations were selected based on yield, quality, and disease resistance. WB9717 is adapted to the hard red spring wheat growing regions of the Pacific Northwest.

Kind Common, hard red
Seasonal Growth Habit spring
Coleoptile Color white
Juvenile Growth Habit semi-erect
Leaf Color at Boot blue-green
Flag Leaf at Boot erected, twisted, wax
Auricle Color white
Day(s) to 50% Heading 169
Anther Color yellow
Anthocyanin absent
Plant Height (cm) 84
Internodes semi-solid
Spike Shape tapering
Spike Density lax
Spike Curvature erect
Awn Type awned
Awn Color white
Glume Color white/amber
Glume Length long
Shoulder Shape oblique
Shoulder Width medium
Beak Shape acuminate
Beak Length long
Glume Pubescence absent (glabrous)
Seed Color red
Seed Shape oval
Cheeks angular
Brush Size short
Avg 1,000 Kernel wt (g) 48.5

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