Michikof is a beardless Hard Red Winter variety developed at the Indiana Agricultural Experiment Station. Its parental lines are Michigan Amber and Kharkof. The variety is a 1915 selection from the original cross strain. Popular as a bread wheat in Indiana for its winter hardiness and high test weight kernels, it was grown on over 50,000 acres in 1924. Originally there was some resistance to the variety as the millers were accustomed to milling soft wheats.