Winter Wheat-Medina OG

Winter Wheat-Medina OG

Triticum aestivum Winter annual grain. Up to 4'. Extremely frost hardy. Soft white winter wheat suitable for feed or pastry flour. Remember “Funky Cold Medina,” the 1989 hip-hop hit from Tone Loc? Well, this Medina is funkier and better. Like the mysterious substance in the song, Medina wheat is cold tolerant and it’s sure to make everyone like you, but there the resemblance ends. Our Medina has high test weights and low pre- harvest sprouting levels. Cornell University rates it as moderately resistant to scab, mosaic virus and powdery mildew. Availability may be spotty;if we can’t get Medina we will substitute a different organic soft winter wheat. Seed at 100–125#/acre, 3–4#/1000 sq ft. As food grain: Most soft winter wheats have protein levels of 10–11% and make good pastry flours. Also suitable for brewing wheat beers. As feed grain: Protein approximately equivalent to barley, but with lower fiber content. Wheat is the best whole grain to feed to chickens and an ideal base for finisher and gestation rations for hogs. Highly palatable to ruminants, but should be fed carefully to prevent acidosis. Wheat should not be finely ground before feeding: cracking or soaking is preferable. 

The 2022 Bulk Order is closed. Ordering will reopen for the 2023 NOFA Tri-State Bulk Order on January 1st, 2023.

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