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Organic Hill 81 Wheat

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organic wheat seedOrganic Hill 81 Wheat

Triticum aestivum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 

 

Developed by the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station in cooperation with the USDA-ARS.

Adapted to the wet winters of the Pacific Coast.

Large plump soft white wheat grains.

Awned.

Avg. plant height is 2' 8"  No lodging or shattering.

Avg number of seed heads per plant is 5.

Avg. seed head length is 4-5".

Susceptible to:  Leaf Rust, Hessian Fly.

Moderate Resistance to:  Powdery mildew.

Resistance to:  Stripe Rust.

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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  • Author: Jennie Lillard
    In my garden wheat trials, I was very pleased by Hill 81. I live 2.5 miles from the coast in Mendocino County, and despite the drought, this little plot of 25 seeds got waterlogged in some of my worst acidic pygmy hardpan. I never weeded that spot or amended the soil and this wheat still performed well enough for me to have seed to sow again this fall. Other wheats were affected by sooty molds from our moist climate, but the Hill 81 plot was unaffected.

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