Category Archives: Wheat

Banatka Wheat

This variety of heritage winter wheat was bred by Eli Rogosa. It is a cross of two Eastern European landrace wheat varieties, Bankuti (known for it’s rich flavor) and Ukrainka ( a Hungarian variety that is productive and adaptable, with excellent baking quality ).

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Jacoby Borstvete

Jacoby Borstvete is a heritage landrace wheat that was introduced to Sweden from Germany, and is still preferred by many Swedish farmers today. It has a good protein content, baking qualities and flavor. All in all, it has proven to … Continue reading

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Macha Wheat Mix

Triticum aestivum subsp. macha This is a mixture of three different landrace macha wheats from the Republic of Georgia. All three have similar heights (ranging from 2′ to 2 1/2′) and similar flowering and maturity dates. While macha is not … Continue reading

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Tsiteli Doli Wheat

Triticum aestivum var. ferrugineum   Tsiteli Doli  is an endemic landrace from the Republic of Georgia. It is a red winter wheat and called Caucasus Rouge in France. It is well adapted to poor and heavy soils. It is drought … Continue reading

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Georgian Winter Bread Wheat

This free threshing, hard red winter wheat was sent to me from my farmer friend Kevin Payne in Southern California. The packet was simply labeled “Georgian Winter Bread Wheat”. I suspect that it may be a strain of Tsiteli Doli, … Continue reading

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Khapli Emmer Wheat

Khapli Emmer wheat is heritage cultivar entered into the USDA NPGS in 1908. This variety was collected in Madhya Pradesh India. I obtained my initial seed from the late Anpetu Ohainkesni’s seed collection. It exhibited a lot of diversity of … Continue reading

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Georgian Spring Durum

I trialled  a number of spring planted, landrace, durum wheat varieties from the Republic of Georgia this season. This unnamed variety (PI 78809), entered into the USDA NPGS in 1929, was by far the best yielding and had the best … Continue reading

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Wild Emmer Mix

Triticum turgidum subsp. dicoccoides This is a mixed collection of wild emmer wheats collected in the Levant. They include varietals from Turkey, Syria, Israel and Lebanon. This mixed selection was grown out by Kevin Payne, Taft California. This seed is … Continue reading

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African Purple Wheat

I have a scant amount of information regarding this wheat. This variety is being maintained by Kevin Payne, Taft California. His seed stock came an older, retiring farmer who had been growing it for 30. That is all the history … Continue reading

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Black and Tan (Selection from Sinskaya Mix Einkorn)

Black and Tan Einkorn is a selection from the original Sinskaya Mix sent to me by Ruurd Walrecht, Sweden. It is tall and early maturing with extremely “free threshing” naked kernels. Many of the grain ears reached 5 – 6 … Continue reading

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