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Organic Hard Red Spring Wheat

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organic hard red wheatOrganic Hard Red Spring Wheat (Glenn)

Triticum aestivum

90-100 days to maturity

"Hard Red" means that it is commonly used as whole wheat flour, and can be used in baking whole wheat breads, baked goods & pastries.

"Spring" refers to the time of year this wheat is normally planted.  Sow this variety as early as the ground can be worked in spring, and harvest August-September.  

"Glenn"  is the specific variety we are currently offering, which has excellent baking qualities (high protein content and grain density) and is very robust in the field.  It resists a broad spectrum of diseases, and exceeds most other varieties in resistance to Scab (fusarium blight).  Can also be used as a cover crop.  

Plump Hard Red Wheat Berries have an average of 13% protein can be cooked as a whole grain cereal or pilaf, sprouted for salads or juiced, or milled into flour by the home miller.


Seeding Rate:
4 lbs - 1,000 sq.ft.
120-140 lbs an acre
In drier climates, use less seed.
Harvest in the mid to late summer

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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