WIR 911 Russian Landrace Rice
(Oryza sativa); Landrace; Awned; Red bran
What WIR 911 lacks in name creativity, it makes up for in beauty. WIR 911 is a graceful landrace variety with long white awns on white hulls. Collected in Primorskij kraj, a federal subject of Russia, the robust plants reach 3 foot. WIR 911 flowers ~56 days after May transplanting and begins maturing 93 days after transplant. Our original seed stock is from John Sherck who suggests growing it with support to prevent against possible lodging after late heavy rains. John obtained his stock from Vermont seed steward Sylvia Davatz.
John's culinary comments for WIR 911:
"I got an opportunity to cook up some of this the other night. I did not pearl it and instead chose to steam it as a “brown rice”. It maintained its reddish color after cooking and was a perfect blend of firmness (not sticky but soft) and delicious flavor. I would suggest that WIR 911 would be an excellent pilaf rice."
Available upon successful 2021 fall harvest
IMPORTANT NOTE: Keep in mind, rice seed is hulled. Rice is planted in its hull but after harvest, that hull must be removed before eating. De-hulling rice is not easily achieved by hand, requiring mechanical assistance such as the Brill De-huller or an electric de-huller.