ROYAL HYBRID® SEED

For more than half a century, CHS has researched, developed, tested and distributed its own hybrid sunflower seeds. CHS focuses its hybrid seed-breeding efforts on improving yield and performance of confectionary planting seeds while meeting the quality requirements and ever-changing tastes of sunflower seed consumers around the world. 

Current Royal Hybrid® Varieties

Royal Hybrid 402® CL
  •     Clearfield® hybrid
  •     Very good size
  •     Mid-late maturity (121 days to physiological maturity)
  •     Good overall plant health
  •     Single-cross, very uniform hybrid
  •     Short plant type

Royal Hybrid 400® CL
  •     Single-cross, very uniform hybrid
  •     Improved yield potential
  •     Excellent stalk strength
  •     Good to excellent general plant health
  •     Short neck and upright head for easy harvesting
  •     Fast drydown
  •     Very early maturity (118 days to physiological maturity)

Royal Hybrid® 1121
  •     Traditional-type hybrid (17.02mm)
  •     Long history of very good yield potential and stability
  •     Good standability
  •     Uniform for three-way hybrid and quite stable over varying conditions
  •     Mid-late maturity (120 days)
  •     Good overall plant health

Royal Hybrid® 1120
  •     Traditional-type hybrid
  •     Long history of very good yield potential and stability
  •     Good standability
  •     Uniform for three-way hybrid and quite stable over varying conditions
  •     Mid-late maturity (120 days)
  •     Good overall plant health

Royal Hybrid® 1130
  •     Dupont™ ExpressSun™ type hybrid
  •     High yielding variety
  •     Mid-maturity (120 days)
  •     Mid-height plant
  •     Very good overall plant health
  •     Excellent herbicide tolerance
  •     Good standability
  •     Very good seed size

Seed Research and Development
CHS is the only major processor that maintains its own hybrid seed division, staffed by seed genetics experts and complete with comprehensive nursery, greenhouse and laboratory facilities. Year after year, we put thousands of hybrids through rigorous lab tests and field trials in order to fine-tune the most desirable characteristics based on customer input and market demand. Traits like rich flavor, firm kernels, large size and unique shaping, not to mention improved yields and consistent quality. And all our sunflower seed development is free from any genetically modified source.