Liberty 5658 Wheat Variety Description
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Liberty 5658 is a medium maturity, medium- short height, awned variety. It is a broadly adapted, high yielding, high test weight, mid-season, semi-dwarf soft red winter wheat that has the rust resistance gene cluster and has resistance to Barley Yellow Dwarf Virus. Plant and spike color of Liberty 5658 are blue green, and its awned spikes are tapering in shape. Straw strength on average has been good. Data is not available on winter hardiness. In the 2016 Preliminary wheat test, Liberty 5658 ranked 1st among 126 entries over three locations with a mean yield of 73.7 bu/ac. On the basis of the exceptionally high score for lactic acid SRC and relatively low sodium carbonate SRC, flour of Liberty 5658 likely will be exceptional for production of cracker and bread products, as well as being suitable for pastry products. This is a unique and very desirable trait.