Seed Quick-Facts


Pioneer experimental, Betty (KS970093-8-9-#1)

Variety Protection Status

PVP with Title V

Year of Release



Kansas State University

Optimal Economic Use

Primary: Grain only; Grain plus limited grazing

Buy Everest
Photo: Field of Everest Wheat.

Variety Highlights

Consistent Performance
Among highest rated tolerance to scab/fusarium head blight
Most resistant to barley yellow dwarf virus

This variety developed by K-State is the benchmark for tolerance to FHB (an Intermediate rating is as good as it gets for scab tolerance). Everest remains one of the “go-to” varieties for eastern and central Kansas—the most-planted variety in the state for several years. Everest will need to be sprayed for either stripe rust or tan spot if those diseases are a problem. In the absence of those leaf diseases, it has very few other weaknesses where adapted. Everest is not a high-tillering variety. It needs to get established well and tiller in the fall to make top yields. It cannot easily make up for a poor start by tillering a lot in the spring. In some years, however, its lower tillering tendency can help it survive years when stress occurs late.

Everest seems to tolerate mid-season drought stress well but does not tolerate early-season drought in the fall. It will not get too lush when conditions are good early, so it stays within itself when conditions turn hot and dry late in the season. It fills well under stress and has very good yield potential when managed.

It is more resistant to barley yellow dwarf than most varieties but will become infected under moderate to heavy pressure.


  • Consistent performance
  • Among highest rated tolerance to scab
  • Most resistant to barley yellow dwarf

Where to grow

Insect & Disease Tolerance
Agronomic Characteristics

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Unauthorized Propagation Prohibited – to Be Sold by Variety name Only As a Class of Certified Seed – U.S. Protected Variety – 1994 PVPA.