Category Archives: Heritage and Ancient Grains

Baku and Popping Barley Mixture

I am offering this wonderful “unintended mistake”, a mixture of landrace Iranian Baku naked barley and a landrace Pakistani “Naked Popping Barley”. They both got threshed together due to my mistake, as I had hung them side by side in … 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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Morden Corn

This is a project I have been work for a couple of seasons on. Morden corn is a landrace from Canada, and likely a Native North American variety. The description in the NPGS GRIN is as follows;   “Early maturity (45 … Continue reading

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Fall Planted Grains Available for the 2019/2020 Season

This is seventh year since I started growing and selling seed here on my little farm in Northern Indiana. I am again, ready to offer my Fall planted grains for the 2019/2020 season. Many changes have occured over these seven … 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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Sinskaya Mix Einkorn (Sweden)

This is the original mixture of naked einkorn types sent to me from Ruurd Walrecht, Sweden. I tried growing these last spring (2018) and had a complete failure. The plants grew fine but failed to produce any viable seed. I … Continue reading

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Wild Winter Emmer (Israel)

Triticum turgidum subsp. dicoccoides This wild emmer from Israel was successfully fall planted and survived our brutal winter (polar vortex with sub zero highs) and also did well during our extremely wet spring and summer here in Northern Indiana. These … Continue reading

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