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Soft White Winter Wheat

Purl l is a soft white winter wheat developed and released in 2018 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Purl provides a combination of excellent yield potential, high test weight, good end-use quality, and disease resistance. Purl is best adapted to the intermediate to high rainfall dryland production regions of the inland Pacific Northwest. The unique disease resistance package and high yield potential of Purl makes it an ideal cultivar for growers looking to minimize risk and maximize profit on their farms.


Yield Potential is Excellent

Test Weight is High

Grain Protein is Good

Maturity is Average

Height is Medium

Quality is Acceptable

Disease Resistance

Stripe Rust is Excellent Resistance

Strawbreaker Foot Rot is Excellent

Nematodes is Resistant to Heterodera avenae

Aluminium Tolerance is Moderately Tolerant

Three-Year Variety Testing Data from 2017-2019


LSD (0.05)









Variety 16-20″ Yield (BU/A) >20″ Yield (BU/A) Test WT (LBS/BU) Protein (%)
Purl 99 115 61.6 10.1
SY Ovation 99 112 60.9 10.1
Rosalyn 110 126 59.9 9.3
Norwest Duet 100 118 61.1 10.1
Northwest Tandem 104 117 61.1 10.1
LCS Drive 95 106 59.7 10.2

16-20″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Eureka, Mayview, St. John, Walla Walla), 2017-2019, (Dusty), 2018-2019, 17 loc/years

>20″ Precip Zone (Colton, Fairfield, Pullman), 2017-2019, (Farmington), 2018-2019, 11 loc/years.


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 Purl in pdf format (pdf).

Intended Production Area

Washington State University