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soft white wheatOrganic Rohde Wheat

Triticum aestivum subsp. compactum

Very Rare.  Pkg contains only 25 seeds. 


USDA says about Rohde wheat...."Soft white winter club wheat. Semi-dwarf with strong, yellow straw. Spike awned, clavate, short, compact and laterally compressed. Spike 4-5cm. Awns 4-6cm. Glumes glabrous, bronze. Kernels small, white, soft, laterally compressed with small, short brush and narrow, shallow crease. Adapted to both dryland and irrigated conditions. Little or no lodging. Resistance to stripe rust. Moderately resistant to Cephalosporium stripe and common bunt. Moderately susceptible to leaf rust, powdery mildew & Septoria. Susceptible to strawbreaker footrot. Excellent yield potential. Acceptable milling and baking attributes."


Soft White Winter wheat.

Adapted to the Pacific Northwest.

Average plant height is 4'.

Seed Head length is 3"-4".

Average of 6-7 seed heads per plant.

Our field test noted 20-30% lodging unlike the USDA.  We also noted that the dry seed heads shatter easily.  Best to harvest a bit early to avoid shattering.

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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