Volo Durum Wheat
(Triticum turgidum.durum); Heritage - Centennial; Hard White; Awned; Facultative - fall planted
Volo Durum is a heritage cultivar originally collected by Germany's Haage & Schmidt (Erfurt) and donated to the USDA in 1904. Established July 1, 1864, the seed company was once heralded as the "one of the largest, if not the largest" commercial nursery in Europe before being completely destroyed in the Second World War.
Black and white awned spikes are held aloft on robust winter hardy tillers of strong straw. Listed as facultative, this is the fall-planted line.