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Organic Red Clawson Wheat Seeds

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Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 

 

Was also known as "Early Red Clawson, Clawson, and Zeller's Valley". 

Red Clawson was created in 1888 by crossing Clawson (a white wheat) and Golden Cross.  This cross was created by A.N. Jones of Newark, Wayne County, N.Y.

It was advertised and carried by Peter Henderson & Co of New York City as early as 1889. 

Winter planted.

Awnless (like many old wheats some awned types will present themselves).

Average plant height is 4', which is typical of heirloom types, but can be a problem with lodging in high wind areas.

Seed Head length is 3"-4".

Seed heads shatter easily when ripe, but easy to thresh. Care must be taken in harvesting.

Average of 6-7 seed heads per plant.

Historically grown in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

1891 Peter Henderson Seed Company says...

"The earliest winter variety extant.  This promising sort is a cross between the popular Golden Cross fertilized on the Clawson, partaking from the Golden Cross the compact head, dark red grain, extreme hardiness and strong, rapid growth, and from the Clawson baldness and red chaff, with very large kernels.  It is without doubt the earliest sort yet known, enormously productive, yielding from 35 to 48 bushels per acre. We would call special attention to this sort on clay soils.  The grain is very dark and hard."

 

 

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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