Lupin Varieties

Above all else, you must choose the correct variety for the job in hand. Soya UK Ltd offer a range of 2 different White, 2 Yellow, and 2 Blue varieties. Having a range of 6 different varieties is important, as it allows us to match the variety to the local conditions and the intended end-use.

There are different varieties for combining and other varieties for wholecrop. Within this, the Lupin type and variety will vary depending on what part of the country you are in, your soil type, and soil pH.

The table below shows the different types and varieties available, and what to use them for:

Species TypeVarietyGrowth HabitpH ToleranceProtein %Typical Use
WHITEDieta

Volos
Semi-D

Semi-D
Max. 7.9

Max. 7.9
36 - 40 %

36 - 40 %
Both Dieta and Volos are for Combining in the South and Wholecrop silage in the North. Also widely used in wholecrop mixtures
YELLOWPootallongSemi-DMax. 7.036 - 42 %Pootallong can be combined in later areas and Wholecropped in the North.
BLUEIrisSemi-DMax. 7.031 - 35 %Iris is for combining in the West and North and is suitable for wholecrop in all areas.
BLUEHaags BlaueDeterminateMax. 7.031 - 35 %Haags Blaue is for combining in the very North.

To discuss this further, please contact the Soya UK office.