Adaptive Seeds


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  • Einkorn


    Triticum monococcum.

    The first form of wheat to be cultivated over 10,000 years ago. Einkorn has much higher protein than modern wheat, but is much lower yielding – the name Einkorn is German for “single grain,” with only one grain per hull. Einkorn is similar to Emmer in that it is spring sown and can be easier to digest for those with gluten sensitivities. Though this grain is easy to grow, nutritious, and delicious, it is very difficult to thresh the grain from the hull.

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.

  • Emmer / Faro

    Emmer / Faro

    Triticum dicoccum.

    An ancient grain, also known as Faro. This is an awned wheat relative with a tightly wrapped hull that is difficult to remove, needing specialized equipment (or maybe just a blender). The hulls make it especially good for brewing beer, and it is also good for use as animal feed. For some new techniques on dehulling emmer and other ancient grains, check out this Extension webinar. We encourage your experimentation and would love to hear any results!

    Seed produced by Lonesome Whistle Farm in Junction City, Oregon.

  • maris widgeon wheat

    Wheat, Maris Widgeon (Organic)

    Triticum aestivum.

    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. Very productive for us and tall enough to organically choke out the weeds. Awnless heads bend over and shed rain well. 3-4′ tall for us with low soil N. Can grow to 5′ in rich garden soil. Very good grain yield. Sarah has been baking 100% whole grain bread from Maris Widgeon weekly for several years now and finds its flavor and texture exceptional when compared to hard red varieties. For the past 30 years it 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.