A variety with a good solid grain package and disease resistance, holds up well to harvest rain (high falling numbers in 2011 compared with most other varieties). Spitfire is a bity harder to thresh than some other commercially available varieties.
A high yielding variety with early mid maturity, slightly quicker than Baxter in the north and similar to Ventura in the south
Australian Prime Hard (APH) classification in Northern Zone and South Eastern Zone
Good level of resistance to Stripe rust (MR) based on Adult Plant Resistance
Long Coleoptiles with strong early seedling vigour
Market leading grain package with large grain size, low screenings and high protein accumulationExcellent Yield potential under extreme Root Lesion Nematode pressure (MT-MI)