DESCRIPTION :Heirloom dryland wheat from the 1700's for spring planting. A soft white wheat, known for its wonderful flavor in tortillas, pasta, pastry. At one time the Southwest and California were major wheat producers, because f this variety. Very drought tolerant.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum aestivum
DAYS TO MATURITY : 112-140 days
SEEDS PER PACKET: 70 seeds, 10 square feet
SOURCE CODE: GB
GERMINATION DAYS: 3-7
WHEN TO PLANT: early spring
PLANTING DEPTH: 1-1.5"
GROWING INSTRUCTIONS: Start in flats as soon as ground can be worked. Here in zone 6, that is in February, 3 months before our last frost date. In cold regions it may be much later, but start as early as you can. Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. Can also be broadcast when soil temps reach 40 degrees. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and harvest when almost all are. Dry fully before storing. Matures in about 110-125 days.
GROW BIOINTENSIVEŽ CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"
ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Tolerates hot weather