I purchased the Fall Seed Collection for some container gardening this autumn and have been very pleased with the results. Germination rate was fantastic and I had to do much more thinning than I usually do from store-bought seeds. The little growing guide helped with varieties I haven't grown before (hello, kohlrabi). All of my plants are hardy and healthy and I'm already enjoying the early harvests. Looking forward to maturity on the longer growers. Will be buying the Granny's kitchen garden pack for spring. Thanks so much!
I planted several varieties over the past couple years. These have been the most reliable producers so far. Averaged 10-15 lbs. one larger one about 20. Nothing remotely close to 40 lbs. that’s ok. Huge ones are a pain to break down.
I planted a whole bunch of this to attract bees and butterflies. It grows like crazy. However I protected the seed with hay because my first round died because of the hot Florida sun and lack of rain lately.
We started these indoors in January. We transplanted them twice and finally out to our raised bed (full coastal sun). The plant is massive and the tomatoes are TASTY! The best little tomatoes we have ever had. We will likely plant them in a separate bed next year since they grow to such a large size and can crowd out other plants.
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Organic Vavilov Wheat Seed
Organic Vavilov Wheat Seed
Very Rare. Pkg contains only 25 seeds.
From the famed Russian scientist Nicolay Vavilov (1887-1943). Vavilov was one of the most famed agronomists and plant breeders. A man who created so much so that people could feed themselves and ironically died of starvation for his beliefs in a Russian prison. During his most important years he sent out 140 expeditions in the Soviet Union and 40 world wide to 64 different countries collecting plant material. In 1940 the year he was arrested he had amassed over 200,000 specimens. From this vast genetic collection Vavilov created some of the worlds most important food crops.
This hard red wheat was one of those creations. The best we can determine is this particular wheat was created sometime in the 1920s. Our particular strain came from a Canadian farmer whose family had been growing and saving it for generations since its creation.
Hard red winter wheat.
Avg. plant height is 4' which is typical of heirloom types, but can be a problem with lodging in high wind areas.
Avg. seed head length is 3.5".
Average of 6-7 seed heads per plant.
Like many old heirlooms it shows a great deal of genetic variation in form. Many individual selections could still be made from this rare cultivar. We are working on a particular strain developed for our area and hope to have a viable population for local bread production in a few years. We think its worth the effort, for just a 1/3 of the flour recipe supplemented with this heirloom grain makes a mouth-watering bread like no other.
Not as easy to grow as many modern varieties because of the plant height, but has a rich and deep flavor rarely found anymore. This is the case with many heirlooms.
This particular strain is not known to exist outside of this Canadian family and our collection.