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Lofthouse Heritage Wheat
Lofthouse Heritage Wheat

Lofthouse Heritage Wheat

Regular price $4.00 Sale

Triticum aestivum subsp. aestivum

Origin: Paradise, Utah

Improvement status: Cultivar

Seeds per packet: ~65

Germination tested 12/2019: 99%

Life cycle: Annual or Biennial

Another gem from Joseph Lofthouse, Landrace Seedsman, in high-altitude Paradise, Utah. Like all of Joseph's seeds, these are super resilient and contain a great diversity of genes. This wheat can best be described as a whitish-red wheat. From Joseph:

"A family heirloom that was developed on my family's farm by my great-great-grandfather. It was first released in 1890. The family story is that James was walking through his wheat field and noticed one plant that was growing better than any of the others. He marked it and saved seed from it to grow in his home garden. At one time, it was the most widely planted wheat in Northern Utah and Southern Idaho. Can be spring planted. For highest yield, plant in early fall. Bred by James Lofthouse in the 1880s."

We're honored and grateful to be the near-exclusive source of Joseph's amazing seeds — freeing him up to do more farming, plant breeding, pickling, yoga, and loving. We know you will enjoy planting these extraordinary seeds. Thanks Joseph!

GROWING TIPS: Plant in late fall, or early spring. Spacing about 2"-6" in rows about 12" apart. Grows about 5 feet tall.