... growing and hybridizing all kinds of plants in zone 6b Maryland since the 1980's.

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A favorite new wheat

Here's the harvest from a wheat that's new to me this season, 'Polish Wheat' (Triticum polonicum). It's a tetraploid, akin to the durums, and did very well as a winter wheat. The grains are large and tinted yellow. It reminds me a lot of 'Kamut' which I've tried here but often winterkills when grown as a winter wheat. 'Kamut' hasn't produced very well Spring sown here either.
This 'Polish Wheat' looks like a good one for our area. I'd also like to cross it with my club lines and get more of the tetraploid vigor, health and grain quality into the hexaploids. 

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