Triticale was developed by the cross between durum wheat (Triticum turgidum L.) and rye grass (Secale cereale L.).  It is a man made new crop which is a mixture of two genus. first bred in laboratories during the late 19th century in Scotland and Germany. Commercially available triticale is almost always a second-generation hybrid, i.e., a cross between two kinds of primary (first-cross) triticales.




Taxonomic Position According to Cronquist (1988)

Kingdom Plantae
Division Magnoliophyta
Class Liliopsida
Subclass Commelinids
Order Cyperales
Family Poaceae
Genus ×Triticosecale
Species ×Triticosecale spp.

Table 1. Triticale varieties developed by BARI, Joydebpur, Bangladesh

Sl. No. Name of Variety Developed by Year of Release Growing Season Yield


1 BARI Triticale-1


Wheat Research Center, BARI 2009 Rabi 4.2-4.5
2 BARI Triticale-2


Wheat Research Center, BARI 2009 Rabi 4.3-4.6


  2. Handbook on Agro-technology (Krishi Projukti Hatboi)
  3. Understanding triticale

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