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Decorative


The following are all hard red spring wheats (except Utrecht Blue) but are especially decorative and would look lovely cut and placed in a vase alone or as part of dried flower arrangements. They all came to Jim as gifts from other seed collectors and we don’t know much about their origins or even their real names.

Black Decorative

Black has long (4”-5”) black heads and beards. This is probably a named variety but we do not know its name.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Tan/Blue Decorative

Tan/Blue has short plump heads, tan with metallic blue highlights and beards. This is probably a named variety but we do not know its name.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Egyptian

Egyptian is a sample Jim received of a short (just over 3’) upright common bread wheat. The blond heads are plump and medium-long and the beards spread outward as well as upward.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Utrecht Blue

This is the most decorative wheat in Jim’s collection. The blue heads with black beards bend over when mature. This variety was still grown around Utrecht (Netherlands) in the early 1900’s.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Pelissier

Pelissier came to the USA from Algeria in 1900. In 1921 a selection was made at University of Saskatchewan which was registered in 1936. A drought resistant cultivar with black beards. Known in the USA as Peliss.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Wakooma

Lakota x Pelissier, 1973.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Medora

Ward x Macoun, 1982. Blond beards.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Moroccan Frost

Moroccan Frost is very uniform in height and the shortest of the durums. It has shorter, plumper heads and longer beards than Medora.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Blue Durum

Blue Durum has dark brown seeds and large heads with long black beards.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Black Tip

Black Tip is a short durum wheat with light coloured heads contrasted with dark awns.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Black Einkorn

Black Einkorn has flat black heads that are not very long and resemble the heads of crested wheat grass.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Dark Hulled Emmer

Dark Hulled Emmer has tall plants with broad grey-green leaves. The long black heads have long blond beards. We have been selecting for the darkest heads.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Spring Spelt

Spelt has long (up to 6”) slim heads which break easily. Plants and heads bend over when ripe. Until recently, we had only been growing Spring Spelt.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Fall Spelt

Spelt has long (up to 6”) slim heads which break easily. Plants and heads bend over when ripe. Late in the fall of 2010, Jim seeded a Fall Spelt. It came up perfectly the following spring and produced a good crop.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Vavilov

Named after the great Russian plant scientist and collector. This old wheat has a very irregular seed head and is somewhat difficult to thresh.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Rivet

An old wheat species with large blond grains that are used in the production of pasta. Rivet has branched heads like Vavilov and is also bearded.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
T. Militinae

Triticum Militinae is a species wheat that has flat compact dark heads with lighter long beards. Seeds are longer, slimmer, and darker than modern bread wheat.

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Price(s): $4.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
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