Michigan Grown Staple Crop Seeds that Fit Your Plant-based Nutritional Goals

Red Bobs Wheat

Great Lakes Staple Seeds


Regular price $4.50
Red Bobs Wheat seed
Red Bobs wheat seeds
Red Bobs Wheat
plot of Red Bobs Wheat

(Triticum aestivum); Spring wheat; a variety from The Kusa Seed Society Collection; 

This hard spring red wheat is a historical variety from Canada. Red Bobs originated from a head found in a field of Bobs, a white wheat, in 1910, by Dr. Seager Wheeler, at Rosthern, Saskatchewan, Canada. It probably is the result of a natural field hybrid between Bobs and Marquis. Red Bobs was first distributed in 1918.  I find this history so inspiring that a single chosen stem could lead to what the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)  in 1924 wrote of Red Bobs as “A first-class milling and bread-making wheat!” (USDA Bulletin 1183).

Criteria Value
distance between plants 10 inches
distance between rows 9 inches
final plant height 31 inches
heads per plant 3
seeds per head 57
weight per 100 seeds 3.0 grams
length of head 95 mm
awned / awnless awnless
hulled / hulless hulless

 

Two packets options, minimum:

a) 7 grams / 1/4 ounce of seed

b) 50 choice hand selected seeds


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