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Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat

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organic wheat seedOrganic Hard Red Winter Wheat Seed (Buckskin)

Winter Planted Wheat


Buckskin is moderately early maturity. It has high yield potential over a range of environments.

Developed in 1973 cooperatively by the Nebraska Agric. Exp. Station and the USDA-ARS. Jointly released in Kansas.  

Buckskin is an awned, white-glumed variety.  Awn color vaires from white to black depending on the season.  Beaks are long.  

It is slightly talller and about a day later in maturity than Scout 66, but it has better straw strength.  

Buckskin is moderately resistant to soil-borne mosaic, stem rust and Hessian Fly.  It is susceptible to leaf rust.  Similar to Scout 66 in winter hardiness.  

It is a strong gluten variety with excellent bread baking quality. Plump Hard Red Wheat Berries with 13% protein can be cooked as a whole grain cereal or pilaf, sprouted for salads or juiced, or milled into flour by the home miller.

Buckskin was the most popular winter wheat variety seeded in Wyoming for the 2013 crop with 34.7 percent of the total winter wheat acreage.


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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