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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

Stripe Rust is Adult Plant Resistance

Strawbreaker Foot Rot is Susceptible

Snow Mold is Susceptible

Bred to Dominate the Field

Five-Year Variety Testing Data from 2013-2017


LSD (0.05)









Variety <12” Yield (BU/A) Test Weight (LBS/BU) Protein (%) Plant HT (Inches)
Sequoia 44 61.3 12.3 35
Farnum 41 59.0 13.0 34
LCS Colonia 45 57.6 12.0 28
WB Arrowhead 44 62.0 12.9 32
Keldin 44 62.0 12.7 30
Whetstone 40 61.7 13.1 30
AP 503CL2 38 62.8 13.4 29

<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

Precipitation for variety Sequoia in a <12" precipitation zone in inland Washington.

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

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