Crop: Wheat (Triticum aestivum)

Use/Type: Standard

Breeder: Mark Sorrells Cornell University

OSSI Pledge Date: 4/28/2014

Release Date: 4/28/2014

Bred for Organic Systems: No

Commercial Availability: Yes

Variety Type: Finished Variety


“SARANAC (NY03179FHB-12) Soft White Winter Wheat Variety Description. Saranac soft white winter wheat was developed by Mark E. Sorrells in the Department of Plant Breeding and Genetics at Cornell University. Saranac is a backcross 2, F4 selection from the following pedigree: NY87048W-7387/Caledonia// Caledonia///Caledonia. This variety was developed by using molecular markers linked to a gene for fusarium head blight resistance on chromosome 3BS. This was the first variety developed using molecular marker-assisted selection at Cornell. Saranac is awnless and has white chaff color. Under growing conditions in the northeastern U.S., plant height is about 85 cm and flowering occurs the first week of June. Saranac is also resistant to Wheat Spindle Streak Mosaic Virus and Wheat Soil Borne Mosaic Virus. It is moderately resistant to powdery mildew and has excellent soft wheat milling and baking properties. Cornell has released this variety to the Open Source Seed Initiative and small quantities of seed are available by writing to Mark Sorrells,”

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