Ghirka 1517 Wheat
(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:
|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|