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Species


This is all the left overs which don’t seem to fit in any of the other categories. By modern classifications most of them appear as subspecies of Emmer Wheat or Bread Wheat.

Dwarf Indian

Short and very upright. The heads are rather short and look like bottle cleaning brushes. The kernels are plump and almost round.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Club

Widely grown for food before common bread wheat dominated wheat growing. Club Wheat has short heads and beards, a good yield, threshes easily and produces plump blond kernels. Breeding work was done on club wheat in the northwestern US a hundred years or so ago and it became a minor crop there.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Barrel

A retired farmer from Humboldt gave Jim a sample that he called Barrel Wheat or Red Club Wheat. It has short plump beardless heads producing red kernels, a bit smaller than modern wheats, which are semi-hard and low protein. According to the literature it comes from a cross between a club wheat and a bread wheat in 1899 at Washington Agricultural Experimental Station. It was distributed to farmers in 1907 and has been grown almost exclusively in eastern Washington State.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Polish

We now have two samples of T. polonicum whose seeds look practically identical but have very different heads, although both blond and bearded. The seeds of both samples are long and about twice the size of ordinary wheat. Polish was our original sample with medium length plump heads and long beards.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Long Polish

We now have two samples of T. polonicum whose seeds look practically identical but have very different heads, although both blond and bearded. The seeds of both samples are long and about twice the size of ordinary wheat. Long Polish has loose heads twice as long as our other sample with slightly shorter beards.

 

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Price(s): $3.00
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): $3.00
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): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Poulard

Very similar to Rivet Wheat, an old wheat species with large blond grains that are used in the production of pasta. Poulard has plump blond heads with black beards, somewhat like durum wheat.

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Price(s): $3.00
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): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Triticum Ovatum

Triticum Ovatum is a hulled wheat with long blonde slender heads and long blonde beards.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Timopheevi

An ancient grain cultivated in the Republic of Georgia. With its slender stems and flat heads, it looks like a larger, more robust Einkorn and is also difficult to thresh.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
Zhukovsky

Another ancient cultivated grain from the Republic of Georgia. Heads somewhat longer than Timopheevi.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
T. Petropavlovskyi

Triticum Petropavlovskyi is a species wheat that has dark green plants with fairly short plump heads with long beards. Large blond seeds.

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
T. Jacubzineri

Triticum Jacubzineri is a species wheat that has tall blue-grey plants that are a bit late maturing. The heads are large and slightly branched with medium beards.

OUT OF STOCK FOR 2017

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Price(s): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
T. Isphanicum

Triticum Isphanicum is a species wheat that has grey-green plants with weak stems that lodge easily. The heads are slender with medium beards and the seeds are long and slender, looking more like a wheat grass than a wheat. Named after a city in Iran.

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Price(s): $3.00
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): $3.00
Packet Size(s): 10 grams
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