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 Sonora Wheat Seeds
Organic Sonora Wheat Seeds
Believed to be one of the oldest wheats grown in North America. Brought here by the Native Americans in Mexico. Can be documented as being brought from Magdalena Mission in Northern Sonora Mexico where it was grown since 1770. In California it followed the missions up the coast in the 1820s and was planted as a staple for making whole wheat tortillas.
Today most people use Sonora wheat to make a nutty, rich flavored bread, pastry or pie crust. Actually, it is fantastic in almost any baked good. It brings a flavor back that has been lost for many years.
Bakers can't get enough Sonora around here in the Wine Country and pay exorbitant amounts just to feature it on the menu. Lots of CSAs are learning that grain crops are a worthy addition to their business for just this reason. A few we know of actually have small mills and offer a bit of fresh ground flour to their patrons as part of the program.
Spring planted here in California. It really helps to plant a legume crop prior to planting wheat to ensure proper nitrogen levels and higher protein levels in your final wheat product. Disk the ground a few weeks before planting, allow the weeds to start growing and then disk again. This will allow the weed seed to germinate and be destroyed. Planting rate should be 50#s per acre unless your soil is sandy, fast draining or less fertile. Then plant 100#s per acre.
Sonora Wheat is Listed on the Slow Foods Ark of Taste
It goes without saying that this is a premier homestead wheat variety. After a few hundred years people are still crazy about it and rely on it for their source of wheat.
*** This wheat is VERY hard to find and when we do find a organic farmers growing it we cannot compete with local bakers paying exorbitant prices for it. People are wild about this wheat and while that is excellent, it sure makes acquiring it a challenge.