Rouge De Bordeaux Wheat

rouge-de-bordeaux-1rouge-de-bordeaux-2A heritage wheat from France. This¬†variety does well on rich clay soil. It also has stiff stems and is more lodge tolerant in fertile ground. I had very minor lodging issues at “grain fill” even during multiple, heavy downpours. It also appears to be very high yielding. Extremely easy to thresh and is awn-less.

Rouge De Bordeaux performed well for me as a spring wheat. I have planted a plot this fall (2016), to see how it stands up as a winter wheat. {Update August 2017, the Rouge de Bordeaux survived great and gave a good yield. I can not tell you how winter hardy it is in areas colder than a zone 5}

*I am offering this seed for the purpose of preservation. Grain fill in my region (northern Indiana) is less than one would expect in areas more suitable to raising spring wheat (cooler and more arid). This variety will need selection and adaptation to improve grain fill, yield and disease resistance in regions with frequent spring/summer rains, humidity and heat.

I recommend that you plan on saving your own seed!

 

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GWH-11
Description
Rouge De Bordeaux
Product Options
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1Spring Planted Rouge De Bordeaux NOT AVAILABLE FOR 2018$3.50
2Fall Planted Rouge De Bordeaux 7 grams$3.50
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12 Responses to Rouge De Bordeaux Wheat

  1. David says:

    John,

    Can’t seem to find the “buy” button on this page (and others):
    http://www.sherckseeds.com/pages/seeds/grains/wheat/rouge-de-bordeaux/#orderform

    Any idea what’s up? Sold out?

    Thanks
    David

    • John Sherck says:

      I end my sales at the beginning of June so I can focus my time and energy on growing the new crop for 2018. I will begin selling again in November and hope to
      have the winter grains available in late August. I just harvested a bed of Rouge De Bordeaux this morning. It will be available in August.

  2. Quinta says:

    John,
    Do you know anyone who has tried Rouge a Bordeaux wheat as a winter wheat?
    We have some of last year’s Rouge a Bordeaux wheat that we would like to sell to someone that wants to plant it as winter wheat. We are just not sure that it would do well as winter wheat since it was grown as spring wheat.

    • John Sherck says:

      I grew Rouge de Bodeaux as a winter wheat and just harvested. The quality was excellent. It was a very mild winter here in Northern Indiana.

    • Patrick Hanley says:

      for Quinta and John Sherck:

      I am interested in purchasing a sample (seed packet) of Rouge de Bordeaux.

      I am simply trying multiple types of wheat for winter wheat here in coastal Northern California and the Rouge (as well as SherckSeeds) were recommended.

      Thanks, Patrick

  3. Quinta says:

    Patrick,
    We have Rouge a Bordeaux wheat for sale now, but we would prefer to sell in quite some volume. Beside that we did not intend to use John’s website as a place to sell our products.

    • Rachelle says:

      Quinta,

      If you still have the Rouge de bourdeaux wheat seed, we are interested in trying it out to see how it does as winter wheat in southeastern North Dakota. We’d be interested in two 50 lb bags. If you are interested, how can we get in contact with you?

      • Quinta says:

        Rachelle,
        You may contact us at 701-490-2432 any time. We have Rouge de Bordeaux in larger quantities, too.
        We also have Egyptian hulless barley in larger quantities that we started from few seeds.
        Thank you for your interest – we are looking forward to hear from you.

    • John Sherck says:

      I have no problem with folks using the website to make connections with growers who have larger amounts of seed than I produce. The hope is that
      all these rare wheat varieties will eventually make it back onto farms instead
      of just hanging out in a seed bank freezer.

      • Quinta says:

        John,
        Thank you so much. That is the way we think, too – that folks raise and eat good food and enjoy good health.

  4. Debra Auden says:

    I am growing my small package of rouge de bordeaux seeds just purchased here for growing in October in central Texas. We have heavy limestone soil, high humidity and mild winters. I’ll keep you posted on that project.

    Does anyone know how I should amend my soil? It is very rocky so I’ll have to add soil for better root development.

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