Club Winter Wheat

Pritchett, a winter club wheat developed by Washington State University and the USDA-ARS, is targeted to the traditional low-intermediate rainfall club wheat growing region. Pritchett was named in honor of John Pritchett, who served the USDA-ARS wheat breeding program from 1957–2000.

Pritchett has excellent emergence from deep sowing, excellent club wheat quality, and excellent resistance to stripe rust and Cephalosporium stripe disease. Pritchett should replace Bruehl in low rainfall areas due to superior yield, test weight, milling quality, eyespot tolerance, earlier maturity, similar winter survival, and moderate snow mold resistance. Pritchett has been intermediate to Bruehl and ARS Crescent for tolerance to low falling numbers. Grain of Pritchett grades as club wheat more consistently than Bruehl.


  • Emergence is Excellent
  • Yield Potential is Very Good
  • Test Weight is Very Good
  • Maturity is Similar to Xerpha
  • Quality is Excellent
  • Straw Strength is Very Good
  • Protein is Good

Disease Resistance

Four-Year Variety Testing Data from 2016-2019

*Club type
<12″ Yield (BU/A)12-16″ Yield (BU/A)Test Weight (LBS/BU)Protein (%)
ARS Cresent*6110359.59.9
Norwest Duet6510560.110.2
Curiosity CL+629660.29.8
UI Magic CL+579560.910.7
LSD (0.05)360.30.1

<12″ Precip Zone (Connell, Harrington, Horse Heaven, Lind, Ritzville, St. Andrews), 2016–2019

12–16″ Precip Zone (Almira, Anatone, Creston, Dusty, Lamont, Reardan), 2016–2019


For seed inquiries please call Washington Genetics at 509-659-4020 or contact your local seed dealer.

U.S. Plant Variety Protection status for this cultivar is pending.

Signed grower agreements are required.

View WSU Variety ARS Pritchett Club in pdf format (pdf)

Dryland Wheat Area <15″ Annual Precipitation

Map of Pacific Northwest indicating where this variety is favorable.