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Organic Mediterranean Selection Wheat

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wheat seedMediterranean Selection Soft Red Wheat

Triticum aestivum

 

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 

A selection by Texas A&M University from the original Mediterrean wheat in 1932.  

Mediterranean wheat was introduced to the U.S. from Genoa, Italy in 1819 by John Gordon of Wilmington, Delaware.  For the next 40 years it spread westward taking the deepest roots in the Texas panhandle.  Was known as one of the highest yielding wheats in the "humid portions of Texas and Oklahoma". 

In 1934 there was an estimated 519,261 acres of this wheat planted. 

Historically grown in Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, Kansas, Tennesse, Missouri, Ilinois, Kentucky and Indiana. 

Was also known as "Red Sea, Arkansas, Acme, Bluestem, Farmers Trust, Great Western, Key's Prolific, Lancaster Red, Lehigh, Miller, Miller's Pride, Missouri Bluestem, Mortgage Lifter, Redchaff, Red Top, Rocky Mountain, Standby and Swamp".

Winter planted, Awned, soft red wheat

Average plant height of 4'4".

Average seed head length is 4".

Six seed heads typical per plant.

A very tall heritage wheat so some lodging will occur in high winds.

Susceptible to leaf rust, powdery mildew, Russian Aphid, and Hessian Fly.

Medium to moderate resistance to Stripe Rust, but was hailed at the time for having the highest level of resistance to stripe rust in its day.  In fact, it was recommended for "humid" wheat growing areas.

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds.

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