Spring Wheat - Red Fife OG
Triticum aestivum Hard red heritage spring wheat developed in the 1840s by David Fife at his Peterborough Farm in Upper Canada, now Ontario. The most widely grown Canadian wheat in the second half of the 19th century, interest in Red Fife is enjoying a well-deserved rebirth. Greatly admired for its rich flavor. Requires fewer inputs than modern varieties. The seed has remarkable genetic diversity and adapts to a wide range of growing conditions. Less determinate than modern varieties; Henry Perkins recommends harvesting early and investing in good drying equipment. Availability may be spotty; if we can’t get Red Fife we will substitute a different organic hard spring wheat. Plant at 100–125#/acre, 3–4#/1000 sq ft.