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Organic Harvest King Wheat

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wheat seedOrganic Harvest King Wheat

Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 


Introduced in 1894 by the J.A. Everitt Seed Co.

Thought to be a selection of "Poole" wheat.  The origin of Poole is unknown, but had been grown since 1884.

Hailed to be the best and most productive wheat of its time by farmers and bakers alike. 

"Its milling qualities are all that can be desired -A No. 1- and sought after by millers."

35-40 bushels an acre in 1901 on land that was only manured. 

Stands the winters well. 


Average plant height is 4'.  As with many old heirloom wheats that are tall, lodging can occur in high wind areas or heavy rain storms.

Seed Head length is 3"-5".

Average of 8 seed heads per plant.

Threshes extremely easy. 

Susceptible to stripe rust and Russian Aphids.

Was historically grown in Arkansas, Delaware, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Virginia and West Virginia. 

The objective when planting wheat is to establish a uniform stand of at least 25 plants per square foot with adequate fall growth for tiller development and an established root system for winter survival. Planting methods include drilling, broadcast seeding, and aerial seeding. Specific seeding rates will vary widely with topography, climate, and management approach. In general, stick to 30-40 seeds per square foot at a depth of 1.5 inches. Wheat will sprout best in soil that is slightly compacted, so it's good to tamp the bed slightly after planting. For more information, see http://www.uky.edu/Ag/GrainCrops/ID125Section4.html.

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