Zodiac Winter Wheat

Description Date 1992
Updated 1995

Characters

ear
Ear - glaucositymedium to strong
Ear - densitysemi-dense to medium
straw
Straw - wall thicknessthin
lower glume
Lower glume - external surfacesmooth
Lower glume - internal hairsgroup I+ to II sparse
Lower glume - beak lengthmedium
Lower glume - beak shapeslight
Lower glume - beak tipblunt
Lower glume - shoulder widthmedium to narrow
Lower glume - shoulder shape+ or - square
lower lemma
Lower lemma - beak lengthmedium to short
Lower lemma - beak shapeslight
Lower lemma - swellingmedium to strong
apical rachis segment
Apical rachis segment - convex surface hairssparse, up to 1/4 area
additional information
Glaucosity - flag leaf sheathstrong
apical rachis segment
Apical spikelet - upper glume beaksoccasional, short
Apical spikelet - lower glume beak gapmedium
lower glume
Lower glume - lengthmedium to long
additional information
Glaucosity - culmstrong
lower glume
Lower glume - widthmedium
Lower glume - tapermedium to strong
Lower glume - spines on lateral nerve narrow wingabsent
Lower glume - basestrongly inbent
Lower glume - keelprominent, throughout
grain
Grain - colourred
Grain - lengthmedium
Grain - widthmedium
Grain - shapeovoid
Grain - brush hairslong
additional information
Auricles - hairspresent
Auricles - pigmentationabsent or present, very weak
Leaves - widthmedium to narrow
Leaves - lengthmedium to short
Variety information last modified on 11th of February, 2009