Hard Red Spring Wheat

Glee is a hard red spring wheat developed by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Glee was named in honor of Virginia Gale Lee, an inspiring graduate student in the WSU Spring Wheat Breeding program who died from a rare, aggressive form of cancer in 2010.

Glee provides a combination of high yield potential and excellent disease resistance in dryland spring wheat production areas of the inland Pacific Northwest. Glee’s five-year yield average is significantly higher than all comparison hard red spring varieties in WSU Variety Testing Trials from 12 to >20 inches of annual precipitation. Year after year, Glee performs.


  • Yield Potential is Good
  • Protein is Average
  • Test Weight is Very Good
  • Maturity is Medium-Early
  • Height is Medium
  • Quality is Most Desireable

Disease Resistance

1Early season application of fungicides should be considered to limit seedling infection.

Bred to Dominate the Field

Two-Year Variety Testing Data from 2015-2016

Variety>20″ Yield (BU/A)16″-20″ Yield (BU/A)Test Weight (LBS/BU)Protein (%)Hessian Fly*
LCS Iron745759.212.7S
SY Selway715759.413.3R
SY Coho715657.313.5S
SY Steelhead685261.613.8S
LCS Buck Pronto665159.614.1S
SY605 CL595061.313.8S
LSD (0.05)220.20.2

20″ Precip (Fairfield, Farmington, Palouse, Pullman) 2015-2016, 6 loc/years

16″-20″ (Dayton, Mayview, Plaza, St. John, Walla Walla) 2015-2016, 8 loc/years

*Hessian fly ratings from the University of Idaho. R=Resistant, S=Susceptible


Foundation seed of Glee is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquiries, contact Washington Genetics, or 509-659-4020. U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for this cultivar is approved.

View WSU Variety Glee in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Wheat Areas >12″ Precipitation, Except Low pH Areas

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Support for the development of this variety was provided by Washington State Universtiy, the USDA, and the Washington Grain Commission. For more information, please visit smallgrains.wsu.edu