Wheat, Maris Widgeon (Organic)
Triticum aestivum. Red Winter.
Moderately tall, winter type bread wheat that has a semi-hard, golden orange grain. Even though it lacks the high protein of modern reds, it is a great variety for making bread and we consider it to also be a good all-purpose flour. Very productive and tall enough to organically choke out the weeds. Awnless heads bend over and shed rain well. 3-4′ tall with low soil N. Can grow to 5′ in rich garden soil. Very good grain yield. Sarah and Jo have both been baking a 100% whole grain sourdough bread using Maris Widgeon weekly for several years now and find its flavor and texture exceptional when compared to other hard red varieties. For the past 30 years, its straw was used in England for traditional roof thatching, as it was the only legally available non-dwarf variety in the European Common Catalogue. Developed in 1964 by the Plant Breeding Institute of Cambridge, England.
Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.