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Organic Plainsman V Wheat Seed


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plainsman wheatOrganic Plainsman V Wheat Seed

Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 


Released in 1976 by Seed Research Assoc.

Developed by Betty and Ken Goertzen, (wheat breeders) at their research farm in Scott County, Kansas.

Very Early, 136 days after Jan. 1st..

High yielding.

Semi dwarf, less than 3 feet tall.

0% lodging typical.

Large hard red seeds with genetically high protein.

Protein levels 13.7-22%.

10-15 seed heads typical per plant.

Seed head length is an avg. of 3.5".

Spike is awned, fusiform, lax with brown chaff.

Glumes are brown and leathery.

Awns are brown.   Three seeds per spiklet under favorable conditions.

0% pest or disease noted in 2012 grown outs.  

Susceptible to bunt.

Resistant to stem rust, leaf rust and soil borne mosaic.

History:  Still the biggest problem with wheat today is getting protein levels over 10% and wheat breeders Ken and Betty Goertzen did that with Plainsman in 1973.  Plainsman V wasn't released to the public until 1976 when the variety was finally patented.  This was a HUGE breakthrough to develop a high yielding AND high protein wheat.  Plainsman has such high protein and gluten that in many cases it cannot be used to make bread with 100% Plainsman flour.   It is actually used to add to other wheat flours that are too low in protein.  Plainsman V is still used today as a breeding parent for high protein wheat.

Very rare seed and not commercially available.  Sample Sizes Only. You will receive 25 seeds. Please don’t ask for larger quantities because we do not have them. The idea is for as many people as possible to get started and grow your own, reestablishing genetic diversity. This allows many people to get samples instead of just a few, and hopefully will preserve this cultivar.

Simple threshing techniques:

Quinoa Growing Instructions

With it's origins in the high Andean plateau, quinoa is best adapted to cooler climates, but will grow in almost any moderate climate.  Keep in mind that those with hot summers may have reduced yields.  Quinoa doesn't like it's roots wet so make sure the soil doesn't stay inundated with water.  Plant 1/2 to 1" deep (depending on soil moisture) into a well prepared seed bed in late spring.  Space plants 3-4" apart on 24" rows for a single-headed crop.  For maximum yield, space plants 12" apart on 24" rows for multi branched plants.  Keep the soil moist while germinating.  
Quinoa spends it's first few weeks developing roots, so be vigilant to keep the soil weeded, or weeds can quickly take over a plot. Once the plants start to mature, the seeds will mature from the top of the plant down, allowing for an extended harvest.  If you wait until the whole plant is mature, the top seeds can shatter and be lost, so it's best to harvest the seed heads as they mature from the top down.  
Thresh into a clean bucket or garbage can by hitting the seed head against the side, or rubbing the seed head between gloved hands.  Quinoa contains a saponin coating that will need to be rinsed off before eating.  Before eating, soak the seeds for a few minutes, and then place the seeds into a colander under running water until no more foam forms.  
Quinoa seeding rate is about 10/lb per acre with yields normally between 1,000-3,000 lb per acre
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