Crop Comparison & Varieties

Flax seed variety description and comparison

Variety Descriptions

Variety Yield% Check Site Years Tested Days to Maturity +/- Check Height +/- Check Seed Size TKW Oil Content Oil Quality1: Resistance
to:
Iodine Number ALA Content Lodging 2 Fusarium Wilt Powdery Mildew
AC Carnduff~ 91 27 0 -1 5.6 44.7 192.3 57.0 G MR MR
AC Emerson 92 53 -2 -1 6.4 43.8 196.1 59.3 F R R
AC Watson~ 89 21 -2 -2 6.2 44.4 192.7 57.1 G MR R
CDC Arras 92 36 0 -2 6.1 45.2 189.2 54.4 PF MR MS
CDC Bethune~ 100 121 0 0 5.8 45.6 188.6 54.7 VG MR MR
CDC Sanctuary 101 10 3 1 5.8 45.6 190.7 57.2 FG MR MR
CDC Sorrel~ 101 45 1 1 6.4 45.1 192.7 57.8 FG MR MR
CDC Valour~ 73 17 -3 -2 6.0 43.7 189.7 56.2 PF MR S
Flanders 91 14 1 -2 5.3 45.4 191.9 57.2 FG MR MR
Hanley~ 95 70 -2 -2 5.7 44.7 197.7 58.6 VG R MR
Lightning~ 99 43 1 -2 6.0 47.6 192.5 56.1 G MR R
Macbeth~ 100 31 0 -1 6.2 47.7 193.1 56.7 G R MR
NorLin 91 76 0 -1 5.7 43.5 189.7 56.7 G MR MS
Prairie Blue~ 98 66 1 -1 5.2 46.3 192.2 57.3 VG MR MR
Prairie Grande~ 94 36 -2 -4 5.8 45.6 192.9 57.5 VG MR MR
Prairie Sapphire ~ 101 18 2 -1 5.8 48.1 193.1 57.2 FG MR MR
Prairie Thunder~ 96 45 0 -3 5.9 45.3 194.7 57.9 VG R MR
Taurus~ 98 45 0 -1 5.6 45.6 187.0 53.9 E MR R
Vimy 95 5 1 0 6.1 45.0 191.9 57.6 P MR MS
CHECK CHARACTERISTICS
CDC Bethune 34 121 102 27
bu/acre site years days inches
1 Oil quality of flax is based on the amount of linolenic acid measured in the seed or as measured by iodine value which is calculated from the fatty acid composition of the seed.  A higher iodine value and/or higher ALA content indicates a higher overall oil quality in the seed.2 E = Excellent; VG = Very Good; G = Good; FG = Fair to Good; F = Fair; PF = Poor to Fair; P = Poor.

Comments: Flax was last tested in 2010. All variety descriptions other than yield are based on data from the Flax Cooperative Trials in the Prairie Provinces. AC Emerson demonstrates the greatest tolerance to flax chlorosis. All varieties are immune to rust. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency has provided notification in their Proposed List of Variety Registration Cancellations the oilseed flax varieties CDC Mons and CDC Normandy will be cancelled (deregistered) effective August 1, 2013.