LCS Colonia

Yield Our Forefathers Could Only Dream About

LCS Colonia has topped LCS performance trials for yield in each of the past four seasons in every rainfall zone, second only to LCS Jet. It has performed equally well in northern Idaho extension trials.

Originally bred in Germany and marketed in the US by Limagrain Cereal Seeds, LCS Colonia has both excellent yield and acceptable end-use quality. It combines a very dependable disease resistance package, led by resistance to C-Stripe, strawbreaker and stripe rust, with an excellent agronomic package noted for superior winter-hardiness and excellent straw strength.

Jean-Bruno Beaufumé, PNW Wheat Breeder

Agronomic Features

LCS ColoniaNorwest 553 Whetstone Keldin
Yield PotentialExcellentVery GoodAverageVery Good
Test Weight58.861.761.461.6
Protein (%)12.713.313.012.9
Winter-HardinessGoodBelow Avg.AverageExcellent
Maturity (julian) 151.0148.0144.3146.7
Plant Height (inches)32.930.635.034.8
Straw StrengthExcellent Very GoodGoodAverage
All available multi-year data used in determining agronomic ratings

Disease Resistance


All available multi-year data used in compiling figures.

Yield Performance

2 Year Average
Full data sets available online

End-Use Quality

LCS Colonia has the gluten strength and baking performance to meet industry quality expectations for HRWW. It has good flour yield, strong dough-mixing properties, good crumb grain and loaf volume.

Hayley Butler, Quality Manager

LCS ColoniaNorwest 553Whetstone
Flour Protein (%)12.312.113.4
Break Flour Yield (%)
Loaf Volume (cm)875.0890.0N/A

Data Source:

Data presented are from replicated research plots grown by or on behalf of Limagrain Cereal Seeds. Actual performance is subject to variety of environmental, disease, and pest pressures. Individual results may vary. Races of pathogens and pests change over time. Disease and pest reactions are subject to these changes.