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Ghirka 1517 Wheat

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Ghirka 1517 Wheat seed
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 vulgare); aka Russian, Early Russian; Heritage - Centennial; Hard Red Spring; Awnless; a cultivar from the Kusa Seed Society Collection; Spring-planted

This line of Ghirka was originally collected from Hrodzienskaja voblasć, Belarus for the 1900 Paris Exposition.

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. 

Please use the drop-down menu to select between packet sizes, minimum:

a) 50 choice hand selected seeds
b) 7 grams (1/4 ounce)


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


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