African Purple Wheat

NEW for 2020

I have a scant amount of information regarding this wheat. I received my seed from Kevin Payne, Taft California a few years back. His seed stock came an older, retiring farmer who had been growing it for 30 years as livestock feed. That is all the history I have.

It is a free threshing wheat that has roundish purple seeds. I know it can be used as a cooked grain or for flatbreads. I am unsure of its baking qualities as a leavened rising bread. This wheat is likely facultative (spring or fall planting) but I am unsure of the range north for successful overwintering. I am suggesting that it be fall planted in regions that do not experience winter temperatures that fall much below freezing. This is one of the most beautiful wheat grains I have ever seen. The seed I am offering was grown by Kevin Payne in Taft, California. I have a very limited supply of seed for this season.


African Purple
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14 grams$4.50
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