NDSU Flax Varieties

'ND Hammond' Flax (RFP-301)

ND Hammond was released from the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2018. The North Dakota Crop Improvement and Seed Association (NDCISA) has a license agreement with the NDSU Research Foundation to produce and distribute ND Hammond. ND Hammond is a brown seeded flax variety. This new variety is adapted to the north-central flax growing region of the United States based on 2015-2017 NDSU flax breeding nursery trial results.  

'Gold ND' Flax (RFP-246)

'Gold ND' was released from the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in 2014. It is a yellow seeded high yielding flax variety. 'Gold ND' is adapted to the north-central flax growing region of the USA based on 2009-2012 uniform regional nursery trials. 'Gold ND' has high yield potential. In trials from 2009–2012 'Gold ND' had the greatest average yield of all entries evaluated.

'Carter' Flax (RFP-118)

'Carter' is a yellow-seeded flax variety which was developed by the flax breeding program at NDSU and released by the North Dakota Agricultural Experiment Station in the summer of 2004. ‘Carter’ was selected from the progeny of the cross Omega/Neche in the early 1990’s. 'Carter' has shown to yield nearly nine percent higher than ‘Omega’ and has yield typically similar to ‘Neche’. 'Carter' has been shown to contain up to 0.5% brown seeds or less.

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