Category Archives: Heritage and Ancient Grains

Pelon Colorado Wheat (Oaxacan Strain)

This is a landrace Mexican bread wheat which has traditionally been grown by farmers in the Oaxaca region. It is likely over 250 years old and was introduced to that region by the Spanish. I obtained a small amount of … Continue reading

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Tapioszele Emmer

Tapioszele Emmer wheat is a Hungarian landrace. It is notable for a high protein content (16.5% – 19%) and disease resistance. It is a fall planted winter wheat that reaches a height of about 4 foot tall. I had minor … Continue reading

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Bregenzer Roter Spelt

      Bregenzer Roter Spelz is an Austrian landrace spelt variety. I obtained my original seed stock from Petr Vorbil of the Czech Republic. This variety is fall planted and did well for me this last spring during some … Continue reading

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T. paleocolchicum (Colchian Emmer)

Colchian Emmer, also known as Kolkhuri Asli is an rare bread wheat species that is endemic to the Republic of Georgia. It is classified as a winter wheat. The grain protein content is 18.8%, and is very suitable for bread … Continue reading

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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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