Map of Larry

The name "Larry" honors Larry Patton who was a long-time technician in the wheat breeding programs at K-State.

This top-performing hard red wheat was developed by K-State Research and Extension, and has done extremely well in K-State trials and breeder nurseries. It has shown a good stability across a wide environmental diversity, but did suffer some injury during the extreme November 2014 freeze.

Larry is a medium-height, medium-maturity variety with moderate resistance to both stem and stripe rust. It is moderately susceptible to leaf rust and would benefit from a fungicide. It has good acid soil tolerance and is resistant to soil borne mosaic virus. Larry has shown tolerance to moderate drought, a high tillering capacity, and good straw strength.

  • Top performing variety under intensive management
  • Strong resistance to stripe rust
  • Excels in environments of Central through Southern Kansas and into Oklahoma


Pedigree: Overly Sib, Karl 92, Kakatsi, experimentals

Variety Protection Status: Applied for

Year of release: 2016

Developer: Kansas State University


Good drought tolerance

High tillering capacity

Moderately resistant to stripe rust

Good acid soil tolerance


Moderately susceptible to leaf rust


Barley yellow dwarf: Fair

Hessian fly: Susceptible

Leaf rust: Moderately susceptible

Stem rust: Moderately resistant

Stripe rust: Moderately resistant

Powdery mildew: Intermediate

Scab: Intermediate

Septoria leaf blotch: Intermediate

Soilborne mosaic: Resistant

Tan spot: Intermediate

Wheat streak mosaic: Intermediate

Acid soil tolerance: Good

Coleoptile length: Medium

Drought tolerance: Good

Early spring greenup: Average to later

Fall ground cover capability: Average

Grazing potential in fall: Average

Height: Medium

Maturity (heading date): Medium-early

Protein: Average

Quality-Baking: Acceptable

Quality-Milling: Acceptable

Seed size: Average

Shattering reputation: Excellent

Straw strength: Good

Test weight: Good

Tillering: High

Winterhardiness: Average

Overall yield record where adapted: Very good

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