Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat
Organic 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.