A synthetic is a composite of a number of inbred lines that you can save seed from. Work on this synthetic population began in 2003. Its parents were older inbreds that formed strong hybrids and its adaptation is the northern part of the Corn Belt.
Has Ga1s traits. Ga1s are naturally occurring traits in corn that will greatly reduce outcrossing with plants that don’t carry the same trait. This trait is called gametophytic incompatibility. This trait helps prevent accepting unwanted pollen from transgenic and other field corn. This is how much of the popcorn stays pure. Revolt and Rebellion are varieties with the Ga1s trait. They were developed by Dr. Frank Kutka and the Seed We Need Project with support from a grant from the Organic Farming Research Foundation. We appreciate Frank’s fascinating work.