Tsiteli Doli Wheat
(Triticum aestivum var. ferrugineum); aka Caucasus Rouge (France); winter; soft red (ferrugineum = red); awned; landrace; Republic of Georgia
An excellent baking wheat, Tsiteli Doli thrives in poor or heavy soils, demonstrates good disease resistance and is drought tolerant.
The Republic of Georgia is considered an origin of wheat. Due to its regionally diverse climate conditions and soils, landraces become endemic to an area. A line of Tsiteli Doli, Akhaltsikhis tsiteli doli is aboard Slow Food's Ark of Taste.