Organic Plainsman V Wheat Seed


plainsman wheatOrganic Plainsman V Wheat Seed

Triticum aestivum

Very Rare. Pkg contains only 25 seeds.


Released in 1976 by Seed Research Assoc.

Developed by Betty and Ken Goertzen, (wheat breeders) at their research farm in Scott County, Kansas.

Very Early, 136 days after Jan. 1st..

High yielding.

Semi dwarf, less than 3 feet tall.

0% lodging typical.

Large hard red seeds with genetically high protein.

Protein levels 13.7-22%.

10-15 seed heads typical per plant.

Seed head length is an avg. of 3.5".

Spike is awned, fusiform, lax with brown chaff.

Glumes are brown and leathery.

Awns are brown. Three seeds per spiklet under favorable conditions.

0% pest or disease noted in 2012 grown outs.

Susceptible to bunt.

Resistant to stem rust, leaf rust and soil borne mosaic.

History: Still the biggest problem with wheat today is getting protein levels over 10% and wheat breeders Ken and Betty Goertzen did that with Plainsman in 1973. Plainsman V wasn't released to the public until 1976 when the variety was finally patented. This was a HUGE breakthrough to develop a high yielding AND high protein wheat. Plainsman has such high protein and gluten that in many cases it cannot be used to make bread with 100% Plainsman flour. It is actually used to add to other wheat flours that are too low in protein. Plainsman V is still used today as a breeding parent for high protein wheat.

Very rare seed and not commercially available. Sample Sizes Only. You will receive 25 seeds. Please don’t ask for larger quantities because we do not have them. The idea is for as many people as possible to get started and grow your own, reestablishing genetic diversity. This allows many people to get samples instead of just a few, and hopefully will preserve this cultivar.

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