Camelot wheat variety

Camelot is a semi-dwarf wheat cultivar with a mature plant height of about 34 inches, which is similar to Millennium and about 4 inches taller than Wesley.

  • Moderately late in maturity.
  • Has moderate straw strength, similar to Agripro Jagalene.
  • Good to very good winter hardiness.
  • Moderately resistant to stem, leaf, and stripe rust.
  • Slightly more tolerant to Fusarium head blight (scab) than many widely grown varieties.
  • Moderately resistant to Hessian fly.
  • Moderately susceptible to wheat soilborne mosaic virus, susceptible to barley yellow dwarf virus, and wheat streak mosaic virus.
  • Should be well adapted to most rainfed wheat production systems in Nebraska.

Where it is adapted, Camelot should be a replacement for 2137, Wahoo, and Wesley (for rainfed production), though Wesley has better straw strength. Camelot was developed cooperatively by the Nebraska Agricultural Experiment Station and the USDA-ARS and released in 2008 by the developing institutions.

Camelot is marketed by NuPride Genetics Network.

Non-complementary varieties include Hatcher and 2137.

More variety characteristics in the Nebraska Crop Improvement Association 2016 Seed Guide (see chart on page 17)

Contact the following certified seed growers for this variety:

  • Kriesel Certified Seed, Gurley, 308-884-2424
  • V & F Farms Company, Chappell, 308-874-2840