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Organic Vaughan Turkey Wheat


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Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 



A selection from Turkey wheat made in the Texas Panhandle around 1932.

Turkey wheat itself was brought to America from Russia in 1873.

Drought tolerant.

Winter hardy.


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 3.5".

6-14 seed heads per plant.

Landrace wheat.  There seems to be a great deal of varitation in this line.  Many awned and awnless types.  Height also varies greatly.  A good candidate for local adaptation, if you are willing to make yearly selections.

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 


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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