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Ghirka 1517 Wheat

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $4.00
Ghirka 1517 Wheat plot
Ghirka 1517 wheat seeds
Ghirka 1517 Wheat in 2017
Ghirka 1517 Wheat seed plot in 2018-05
Ghirka 1517 Wheat heads

(Triticum aestivum); Spring wheat;  Minimum: 50 seeds

2017 Fall Harvest

Criteria Value
distance between plants 6 inches
distance between rows 12 inches
final plant height 27 inches
heads per plant 1.5
seeds per head 37
weight per 100 seeds 3.2 grams
length of head 82 mm
awned / awnless awnless
hulled / hulless hulless

 

Very rare and limited inventory:  Our original seed stock came from Kusa.  An interesting USDA report from 1916 (USDA Bulletin 450--Improvements of Ghirka Spring Wheat in Yield and Quality) detailing their early testing of Ghirka 1517 as they looked for drought resistance. 

 

Two packets options, minimum:

a) 50 choice hand selected seeds

b) 7 grams / 1/4 ounce of seed

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