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Winter Wheat

Breun Seed distributes winter wheat varieties of Saatzucht Breun. Due to its difficult soil conditions Herzogenaurach is a very selective breeding station for winter wheat. All selected varieties are therefore characterized by an outstanding adaptability to different environmental conditions. This, and the large genetic diversity of the breeding material has created market-leading varieties for Germany (JB ASANO), United Kingdom (JB DIEGO), France (TRAPEZ) and Sweden (ELLVIS).

Winter Barley

Breun Seed sales winter barley varieties of Saatzucht Breun, which is breeding two– and six-row winter barley. In the past Saatzucht Breun has been very successful with two-row malting types like REGINA and VANESSA. Today Saatzucht Breun prioritises the breeding of six-rowed feed types for the German market and varieties with malting quality for the French market.

The first exciting developments of the new breeding focus are the six-row feed variety ANJA (listed in Germany) and the six-row variety BONNIE (listed in France) with extraordinary malting quality.

Spring Barley

Saatzucht Breun has been successfully breeding legendary spring barley varieties like ALEXIS, SCARLETT or BARKE in the past. Nowadays Breun Seed distributes varieties of Saatzucht Breun and a new era has started with the breeding of innovative Flexi-Malt® brewing barley varieties which allow cheaper processing to malt. Flexi-Malt® varieties can reduce 10-20 % of the energy costs in the malthouse. Furthermore, Flexi-Malt® varieties like AVALON and VENTINA enable processing to malt even with protein levels of >12 % allowing higher nitrogen fertilisation and thus higher yields or reduced production risks for farmers on marginal sites. New alternative brewing barley types like SUNSHINE provide higher yields and a better utilisation of winter moisture in dry regions with mild winters when sown in November/December.