Xinchan Rice (Wheat)

Triticum aestivum, subsp.  petropavlovskyi

t-petroThis is a very fascinating variety of wheat! It produces golden brown, large, grain heads. The actual grain kernels (blond) were some of the largest I have grown here in Indiana. It is a rare Asian landrace (possibly from China), considered a natural cross between bread wheat (T. aestivum) and polish wheat (T. polonicum).

This variety did well for me spring planted with few disease issues. It did have some lodging problems during periods of heavy rains at the end of June. I am planting out as a winter wheat for the 2017 season.

Update for 2017   This variety did not survive the winter as a fall planted crop here in northern Indiana.

*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!