(Triticum aestivum); Spring wheat
Collected by seedsman Nikolay Vavilov from the arid volcanic Houran Plateau of southwest Syria, northwest Jordan, Hourani does grow in our Michigan humidity; however, compared to many wheats we grow, the yield is very low. Wanting to eventually bake with it, I grow this landrace to select for adaptation to less arid growing conditions.
This fascinating article on Hourani's seed collector Nikolay Vavilov is worth the read.
I currently have two strains of Hourani Wheat to offer.
"Short" (roughly 20 inches) is grown from seed stock obtained from John Sherck of Indiana who received his seeds from The Medomak Valley High School Heirloom Seed Project of Maine.
"Tall" is from a different source and roughly 3-feet.
Two packets options, minimum:
a) 50 choice hand selected seeds taken from the short line
b) 50 choice hand selected seeds taken from the tall line