AAC Chiffon soft wheat

Chiffon Soft wheat is high yielding soft wheat of medium tall stature, with an awned spike and hollow stem. It has good straw strength, good shattering resistance, and a high kernel weight. It is well adapted to soft wheat growing areas of the western Prairies. Developed by Agriculture Canada (LRC) Lethbridge. Principle breeder: Harpinder S. Randhawa, Ph.D . Parentage: AC Reed/SWS53

Main strengths:

  • Yields 5 percent higher than AC Andrew and 2 percent higher than Sadash in Cooperative Registration trials (2008-2011)
  • Performs well under dry conditions, with 8 percent higher grain yield than AC Andrew and 7 percent higher than Sadash
  • Resistant to stripe rust and powdery mildew
  • Moderate to intermediate resistance to leaf rust

Alberta Seed Guide – Soft Wheat Variety Trial

2016

Variety Overall Yield (% of AC Andrew) Maturity Protein (%) Height (cm) Loding Resistance Shatter Resistance Stripe Rust
AC Andrew 100 L 10.8 79 VG VG I
AAC Chiffon 104+ L -0.4 88 G VG MR
AC Meena 97- L 0 80 G G MR
Sadash 110+ L 0.2 82 VG VG R