CDC Dorado yellow flax

CDC Dorado is a yellow linseed that is well adapted to all flax growing areas of Western Canada. It is higher yielding than AC Nugget in the longer growing season of the black and dark grey soils zones of Western Canada. It has a medium oil content (45.2%) that is higher than the check variety.

Main Strengths:

  • Shorter maturity (102 days) than the check variety, Flanders
  • Higher oil content (45.2%) than the check variety, Flanders
  • Higher linolenic acid content (64%) than the check variety, Flanders
  • Immune to flax rust and moderately resistant to wilt and powdery mildew

Yellow Linseed Cooperative Trial

2013 & 2015

Entry YieldZ ('00 kg/ha) Colors Days to Maturity Height (cm) LodgingW 1000 Seed Wt (g) Oil Content (% DB) Oil Yield ('00 kg/ha) Iodine Number Linolenic Acid Content (%) Seed Protein Content (% DB) Meal Protein Content (% DB)
CDC Bethune 24.4 Brown 103 58.1 1.3 5.9 44.2 10.8 186.2 52.9 22.5 40.3
NorLin 22.4 Brown 102 54.9 1.5 5.9 42.3 9.5 185.7 53.9 23.2 40.2
AC Nugget 21.1 Yellow 105 54.9 1.7 5.4 45.8 9.7 192.4 57.6 22.6 41.7
Omega 21.2 Yellow 105 54.9 1.7 5.7 43.9 9.3 184.6 52.5 23.4 41.6
CDC Dorado 21.4 Yellow 102 48.6 2.7 6.0 45.2 9.7 204.2 64.0 24.0 43.7
Mean 21.9 104 55.3 1.6 5.8 44.8 9.9 186.4 51.4 23.2 41.9
C.V. 7.5 1.6 6.4 52.4 1.8 0.8 8.5 1.0 3.3 1.9 1.6
LSD 5% 0.6 0.7 1.4 0.6 0.0 0.1 0.3 0.7 0.7 0.2 0.3
Station years 12 10 12 3 12 12 12 12 12 12 12

 Mean of yield expressed as actual yield for all stations.

W  Rating on a 1-9 scale (1 = no lodging; 9 = completely lodged)