Monthly Archives: August 2019

Macha Wheat

Triticum aestivum subsp. macha Macha is a winter hulled bread wheat from the Caucasus region. It has a long history in the Republic of Georgia, having been widely grown until the 1930’s after which it was replaced by higher yielding … Continue reading

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Ethiopian Purple Wheat

Triticum dicoccum Ethiopian Purple is an ancient Biblical Wheat variety. This is not the Blue Tinge Ethiopian Emmer, rather this is another North African emmer wheat that is very “free threshing”. It has plump round kernels which are mostly purple, … Continue reading

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Blue Cone Wheat

Triticum turgidum subsp. turgidum Also known as Poulard wheat. This type does well in heavy clay soil and has a strong stalk that resists lodging. It also can give a good yield on poor soils with low fertility. Blue Cone … Continue reading

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Black Winter Emmer

  This ancient grain dates back to the time of Biblical Israel and to Neolithic Europe. The plants are very tall (64 inches) with strong stems that resist lodging. Both drought and wet tolerant (not standing water) and a high … Continue reading

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