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Organic Martin Amber Wheat

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organic martin amber wheatOrganic Martin Amber Wheat

Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 

 

Also known as Armstrong, Amber, Landreth, Satisfaction, Silver Chaff and White Amber.

Martin Amber wheat origninated from a single plant found as a mixture in a field of Clawson by Henry S. Bunnell of Junius, NY.

Another document reports that Marin Amber "orginated in Pennsylvania in 1878".

Was first commercially distributed by David Landreth & Son Seed Co. of Philadelphia in 1882.  Founded in 1784, Landreth is the oldest seed company in the United States.  Landreth carried this wheat until 1893 as it no longer appears in the 1894 catalog.

Historically grown in the following states:  AZ, ID, IL, MI, OH, OR, PA, UT, WA, NY, NC, TN and KY.

Awnless.

Avg. seed head length 4"  Max size is 7".

Avg. plant height is 4'.

Average of 4-6 seed heads per plant.

1891 Peter Henderson Seed Co. catalog says about Martin Amber wheat..."stools out and grow very rapidly. The straw is tall and very stiff and stands up well.  The leaves are very free from rust.  It has large, bald, smoothe, well filled heads and is rather late in ripening.  The berry is a light amber color, good size, very plump...yields a large return of flour of the best quality."

Historically it was said to "yield 30-40 bushels per acre with a usual weight of 63 pounds per bushel."

Simple threshing techniques:
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