Very Rare. Pkg contains only 25 seeds.
Was also known as "Early Red Clawson, Clawson, and Zeller's Valley".
Red Clawson was created in 1888 by crossing Clawson (a white wheat) and Golden Cross. This cross was created by A.N. Jones of Newark, Wayne County, N.Y.
It was advertised and carried by Peter Henderson & Co of New York City as early as 1889.
Awnless (like many old wheats some awned types will present themselves).
Average plant height is 4', which is typical of heirloom types, but can be a problem with lodging in high wind areas.
Seed Head length is 3"-4".
Seed heads shatter easily when ripe, but easy to thresh. Care must be taken in harvesting.
Average of 6-7 seed heads per plant.
Historically grown in Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Maryland, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Wisconsin.
1891 Peter Henderson Seed Company says...
"The earliest winter variety extant. This promising sort is a cross between the popular Golden Cross fertilized on the Clawson, partaking from the Golden Cross the compact head, dark red grain, extreme hardiness and strong, rapid growth, and from the Clawson baldness and red chaff, with very large kernels. It is without doubt the earliest sort yet known, enormously productive, yielding from 35 to 48 bushels per acre. We would call special attention to this sort on clay soils. The grain is very dark and hard."