Category Archives: Fall Planted Cereal Grains

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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Cervena Wheat

Cervena is a heritage landrace wheat from the Czech Republic. It is free threshing and facultative (spring or fall planting). This seasons seed is from an overwintered planting here in Northern Indiana, zone 5b. About 70% of my plants survived … Continue reading

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Akhaltsikhis Tsiteli Doli Wheat

Triticum aestivum var. ferrugineum This is a landrace bread wheat from the Republic of Georgia. Classified as a soft wheat it is traditionally used as a cooked grain and the flour is used for making various breads, including khachapuri (a cheese-filled bread). I … Continue reading

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Largo Heritage Wheat

Largo (Long wheat) is a Mexican “landrace” bread wheat. I obtained a small amount of seed from Mexico in 2017 from Genis Siso Penalver. He has started a project to reclaim Oaxacan heritage wheats and plans to produce stone milled … Continue reading

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Fall Planted Cereal Crop Seed Available

It is that time of the year again to start planning for winter grains. Here in Northern Indiana, I usually plant around the first of October. Our Hessian Fly date is September 15th. With the uptick of strange weather I … Continue reading

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Terminillo Winter Wheat

Terminillo is an old strain of wheat developed at the “Royal Wheat Growing Research Center” in Italy sometime between 1907 and the beginning of World War 2. It was one of many famous wheat lines bred by Prof. Nazareno Strampelli. … Continue reading

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Solina Winter Wheat

This is a famous heritage wheat from the Abruzzo region of Italy. It traces its roots back to the early 16th century. Solina is a fall planted soft red wheat that has been traditionally used to make homemade bread and … Continue reading

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