A 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.
*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!
- Rouge De Bordeaux
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