KWS Extase

teslacoils

Member
Location
Lincolnshire
Ok, for someone who pays a *lot* of attention to varieties this one has slipped by my radar.

Ace septoria
Stands up
High bushel
Good yield
Not late to cut

Could some growers shed some more light on it? Looks French, so does it tiller well? Cover the ground quick? Is it spindly like cordiale, or bushy like Scout? I read its growth habit was like Siskin. Did anyone have it last year? Does it thresh? Is it awned? Big flag leaves?
 

clemmo

Member
Don’t believe it is commercially available yet, will be a lot of seed crops in the ground this year

Looks an excellent variety on paper though !
 

robbie

Member
I attended a kws technical briefing and I did see it in some trials last year. I've got a copy of the slides about it from the meeting somewhere I'll see if I can dig them out for you.
From memory it's going to be the best thing since sliced bread, from memory it's quite erect over winter and the chap said to grow it like you would siskin, anyone who grows siskin and can keep it standing will be ok with extase.

Ps extase is French for ecstasy or so we were told.
 

Matta

Member
Location
UK
I have ~10ha in the ground. Very early to develop in the spring, flag is emerging now so assume will be early to harvest. If not will have plenty of time soaking up the sun?! Stems like bamboo canes and 5 clean + green leaves. It’s not on a fertile site (no muck) so could be a bit thicker for preference. There are a couple of tramlines of Zyatt within one field and it makes it look like the poor relation, despite some other Zyatt looking pleasant enough. Plenty of hype around it and I would say it looks promising, wait and see what grain quality it brings.
 

Wheatonrotty

Member
Mixed Farmer
Location
MK43
I've got a couple of tonnes booked, but was talking to someone the other day who must be fairly confident as he's got 45 booked!
 

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