PlainsGold hard white winter wheat varieties are sought-after in the U.S. and abroad to make whole grain food products with a look and texture similar to refined flour. Often these varieties are in such high demand that they come with guaranteed premium pricing options. Breck, Snowmass, Snowmass 2.0, Monarch and Thunder CL, for example, are all eligible for the CWRF Ardent Mills UltraGrain® Premium Program.
Tech sheets can be downloaded using the links below.
Released in 2022, Windom SF is the next generation of the exclusive ,CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium Program. Wheat producers now have a unique opportunity to defend against the wheat stem sawfly while contracting their high-quality white wheat grain for delivery to Ardent Mills. Along with superior end-use quality, Windom SF provides resilient agronomics that make it a reliable choice. PVP protected, Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
Released in 2018, Monarch is an open market hard white variety with excellent straw strength and excellent irrigated yield potential. Monarch has very good stripe rust resistance and quality similar to Breck, but with very low polyphenol oxidase (PPO), a property desired by end users that reduces browning of baked goods, a benefit in whole grain applications. Manage for high yield with adequate fertility. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
Released in 2018, Snowmass 2.0 is a beautiful variety that is the main ingredient used to make Ardent Mills Ultragrain Flour. In the field it provides excellent yield potential, drought tolerance, strong disease resistance, tolerates lower pH soils, and very good test weight and protein. Used primarily on dryland acres, but farmers can do very well with it under irrigation with good management. Exclusively contracted with Ardent Mills, must sign a contract before purchasing seed. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.
Released in 2017, Breck is an open market hard white variety included in the CWRF/Ardent Mills UltraGrain Premium Program. Outside of contracting through Ardent Mills, Breck can be sold into other mills and markets. Breck has excellent test weight and lower polyphenol oxidase (PPO), providing opportunities in the Asian noodle market. Breck also offers excellent yield, sprouting tolerance and resistance to stripe rust. Certified Seed Only, no saved seed allowed. Click here to download a tech sheet and learn more.