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Spring barley 'KRISTAPS'


Species: Spring barley

Variety title: Kristaps




CF79502/ST 9023

Maintainer and representative of selection breeders:

Institute of Agricultural Resources and Economics, Stende Research Centre

Authors of the variety:

S.Kaļiņina, V. Vīksne, G. Timule, D.Muižniece, A.Nīcgale, S.Maļecka



Protection period of the variety:


Morphological description:


Two-row ear, the average ear length is 6.0 cm, dense (variety erectum). The average stem length is 76 cm. The grain is yellow, prolonged, medium coarse.

Economic characteristics:

Medium-late variety, vegetation period - 80 -100 days. Good lodging resistance (7 - 9 points), productive tillering coefficient 2.5-3.5. Potential productivity at the optimum fertilisation does is up to 6.5 t ha-1.


1,000 grain weight 46-49 g, density is high  660-700 g L-1. Total protein content in grains 10.5 - 13.0 %, extractability 78-81 %.

Susceptibility to diseases:

Resistant to loose smut and net blotch. Medium resistance to rinhosporiosis.


The grain can be used for animal feed, food and malt


The variety is suitable for cultivation in good and medium cultivated soils, sowing rate 400 germinating seeds per m2. Optimum dose of nitrogen fertiliser in well cultivated soils is 60 - 90 kg ha-1. Recommended for cultivation either in conventional or biological cultivation systems.

For information:

Māra Bleidere