Highest yield Mallee lentil.
PBA Bolt is an erect, early maturing red lentil with medium sized grey seed. PBA Bolt is suited to similar areas to PBA Flash where early maturity, salinity tolerance and erect growth are keys to reliable and profitable production.
PBA Bolt has improved ascochyta blight resistance and higher yield in dry areas or years compared to PBA Flash. It is therefore better adapted to the southern Mallee, particularly where ascochyta blight needs to be controlled in PBA Flash.
PBA Bolt is moderately susceptible to Botrytis grey mould and therefore the mid maturing varieties PBA Ace, Nipper and PBA Herald XTA and the early maturing variety PBA Blitz are more reliable in favourable rainfall areas of the Wimmera, Yorke Peninsula and Mid North.