Hard Red Winter Wheat

Scorpio is a hard red winter wheat developed and released in 2019 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Scorpio is well adapted across the >15″ rainfall zones of the Pacific Northwest. It has very high yield potential, high test weight, and very good protein content. Scorpio has excellent adult plant resistance to stripe rust, is tolerant of low pH soils, and has Hessian fly resistance. The end-use quality of Scorpio is also very good, meeting the standards of both domestic and export markets.


  • Yield Potential is Excellent
  • Protein is Very Good
  • Test Weight is High
  • Maturity is Medium
  • Height is Short
  • Quality is Desirable

Disease Resistance

Three-Year Variety Testing Data from 2017-2019

Variety>16″ Yield (BU/A)Test Weight (LBS/BU)Protein (%)Plant Height (inches)
LCS Jet11562.811.235
SY Touchstone10763.411.634
LCS Rocket11761.210.634
LSD (0.05)30.30.21

>16″ Precip Zone (Dayton, Walla Walla, Pullman), 2017-2019, (Eureka), 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 Scorpio in pdf format (pdf).

Intended Production Area

Map of Pacific Northwest indicating areas where this variety is favorable.