Red Rock Wheat
According to Ag Bulletin 1074, U.S. Department of Agriculture Issued November 8, 1922; revised August, 1923, Red Rock was the top wheat variety grown in Michigan in 1919 @195,400 acres for 22.1%. Pretty cool =)
Red Rock, from the work of F.A. Spragg, originated at the Michigan Agricultural Experiment Station in Lansing as an individual kernel selected from Plymouth Rock, a white wheat. The first selection was fall planted in 1908 at the Ag Station. By 1914, 60 bushels were distributed to farmers, each receiving a bushel. The following year, 69 bushels were sent out to farmers, each again receiving a bushel. With its stiff straw, high yield and excellent grain characteristics, estimates indicate that in the fall of 1915, 1,000 bushels were sown throughout the state.