Eastern Soft Red Winter

Grown largely in Ontario, with additional production in Quebec and the Atlantic provinces, CESRW is a soft, low protein wheat ideal for cakes, pastry, cereals, crackers, biscuits and fillings. It is easy to mill and typically has a high flour yield resulting in flour that is bright and creamy in colour.

Executive Summary


2.3 MT

Wheat Grown in Canada


Advice from an expert

Advice from an expert

Quality is great this year with very low fusarium damage. Wheat production was high once again in 2021. Although wheat from some regions had low falling numbers (FN), there are still acceptable FN levels in over 80% of the production which graded No. 2 or better.

Grading Factors

Grading Factors

No. 1 and No. 2 are above 80%.



Protein levels are ideal and similar to last year. Gluten strength is slightly weaker than last year but is still acceptable for this wheat class.

Milling Quality

Milling Quality

Milling yields are at acceptable levels. Flour yields on a total products basis are higher compared to last year.

Application Performance

Application Performance

Easy-to-manage, versatile and easy to handle during production. Flour absorption is slightly higher than last year which may require adjustments to the amount of water included in product formulations.

Milling Quality


Milling Quality

No. 2 or better

Test Weight

78.3 kg/hL

Similar to last year

Weight per 1,000 Kernels

32.6 g

Similar to last year

Ash content


Slightly lower than last year.

Millling Flour Yield


Comparable to last year

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Baking Analysis

CESRW is a soft red winter wheat with low protein, making it ideal for cakes, pastry, cereals, crackers, biscuits, and fillings.

Sugar snap cookie method

No. 2 or better

Cookie width (W)

81.3 mm

Cookie thickness (T)

10.8 mm

W/T ratio


Cookie Spread Factor


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Advice from an expert

Paolo Santangelo

Grain Farmers of Ontario


Users of CESRW can expect a seamless transition from a great quality 2020 crop to another quality 2021 crop.

Improved Absorption

The ability to add more water to the dough or batter improves the cost efficiency per batch produced.

Great quality wheat

With low instances of fusarium damage and acceptable falling numbers, millers will enjoy the benefits of a secure supply of great quality CESRW wheat without any worries.

Bakes great cookies

Exhibiting the versatility expected of CESRW flour to produce a wide range of products.

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