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Organic Winter Alaska Wheat

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winter alaska wheat seedsOrganic Winter Alaska Wheat

Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 

 

The actual origin and time of cultivation of Winter Alaska is not known.  It was documented by the US Dept of Ag. in 1923.  "Alaska" wheat itself was said to have been introduced into the U.S. from Ireland in 1806.  The other name commonly used for Alaska was "Wild Goose".  It is said that a Russian hunter shot a wild goose and found this grain in its gullet.  He then planted the wheat and discovered its merits, but of course had no idea where the goose had been feeding.  

It has been noted that this wheat is well adapted to the Pacific Northwest and old documents specifically mention Puget Sound, WA.  

Old text also mention that despite the name this wheat is not well suited for extreme winters.  HOWEVER, it did fine during our 14 degree low with light snow. 

Awned.

Average plant height is 3.5'-4' which is typical of heirloom types, but can be a problem with lodging in high wind areas

Seed Head length is 3.5"

6-7 seed heads per plant 

Moderate resistance to powerdy mildew.

Resistant to stripe rust.

Simple threshing techniques:
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