We provide several choices of soft red winter wheat varieties that are Ontario market leaders.

Although yield potential is important when choosing a variety, there are several other characteristics to consider including: reaction to fusarium head blight, winter survival, plant height, response to fungicides and straw production. Snobelen Farms has carefully selected winter wheat varieties that will fit your circumstances.

Soft Red Winter Wheat


  • Consistently high yielding potential
  • Yield stable across environments and multiple years
  • Early heading, early maturity variety
  • Awnless, superior harvestability


  • Moderately resistant to fusarium
  • Excellent standability
  • Short straw, excellent standability
  • Large plump kernel


  • Highest yielding wheat variety in Area II
  • Responds to intensive management
  • Excellent winter survival scores
  • Awnless, early maturity

OAC Constellation

  • Yield index of 109% in Area 2
  • Medium plant height with strong straw
  • High test weight
  • Responds well to intensive management
  • Excellent resistance to stripe rust
  • Easy to harvest
VarietiesBransonMarkerB654SRWOAC Constellation
Fusarium DataMSMSMSMS
Combined Fusarium RatingSSSMS
Test WeightBABAAAA
Approximate number of seeds/lb12,20013,50012,00012,800
Winter SurvivalVGGGG
Heading Date153153153153
Maturity Date192194193193
Powdery MildewGGFVG

Fusarium Data: MR = Moderately Resistant, MS = Moderately Susceptible, S = Susceptible, HS = Highly Susceptible
Combined Fusarium Ratings are based on both Fusarium head blight ratings and deoxynivalenol (DON) levels from inoculated provincial trials (OCCC 2018 trails table 5a, 5b, 5c)
Lodging, Powdery Mildew, Leaf Rush & Stripe Rush, Winter Survival: VG = Very Good, G = Good, F = Fair
Test Weight: AA = Above Average, A = Average, BA = Below Average
Heading Date: # of days from January 1 when 75% of heads are at Zodok 59
Maturity Date: # of days from January 1 when 75% of peduncles have changed colour