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Triticum compactum


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
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
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