Hard Red Winter Wheat

Sequoia (WA8180) is a hard red winter wheat developed and released in 2015 by the Agricultural Research Center of Washington State University. Sequoia provides a combination of superior emergence, excellent yield potential, and desirable end-use quality for dryland winter wheat production areas in the Inland Pacific Northwest. Data indicate Sequoia emerges faster than comparison varieties such as Finley and Farnum. Sequoia is best adapted for regions in Washington and Oregon receiving less than 12 inches average annual precipitation in a deep-furrow planting system, where the varieties Farnum, Finley, and Bauermeister have historically been grown, and is an excellent choice where emergence and high yield potential are desired.


  • Yield Potential is Excellent
  • Emergence is Excellent
  • Protein is Average
  • Test Weight is High
  • Height is Tall
  • Straw Strength is Very Good
  • Cold Tolerance is Very Good
  • Quality is Desireable

Disease Resistance

Bred to Dominate the Field

Five-Year Variety Testing Data from 2013-2017

Variety<12” Yield (BU/A)Test Weight (LBS/BU)Protein (%)Plant HT (Inches)
LCS Colonia4557.612.028
WB Arrowhead4462.012.932
AP 503CL23862.813.429
LSD (0.05)

<12″ Precip (Connell) 2013-2017, (Horse Heaven, Lind) 2013, 2014, 2016, 2017, (Ritzville) 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, (St. Andrews) 2013 & 2017 2017, 19 loc/years.


Foundation seed of Sequoia is maintained by the Washington State Crop Improvement Association. For variety inquiries please contact Washington Genetics or call at 509-659-4020.

View WSU Variety Sequoia in pdf format (pdf).

Dryland Wheat Areas <12″ Annual Precipitation

Map of Pacific Northwest indicating where this variety is favorable.

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