Ancient & Heritage Wheats

The Heritage Grain Conservancy is a farmer-owned cooperative to collect, conserve and restore delicious world heritage grains on the verge of extinction. Our varieties are available in small amounts to multiply and restore. The seeds are offered to you with hope that you will become a new biodiversity center in your own community. We are here to support this in all ways since we have many more rare landrace that are not listed. Like Gandhi's Salt Walk, if small-scale farmers and gardeners work together to restore biodiversity, we can create a viable alternative to the global grain corporate monolith.

Plant each heritage wheat seed 12" apart to grow-out/select, and 8" or more apart for field production.

Undersow with clover in early spring.

 

Caucasus Rouge

Known as 'Tsiteli Doli' in its ancestral Georgian homeland

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T. aestivum var. ferrugineum

Georgian landrace winter wheat of exceptional beauty, fragrant rich flavor.

Frost hardy, resistant to drought and disease, esp fusarium, early ground cover. Learn more in Slow Food's Arc of Taste: fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/doli-wheat/

Collected by Eli Rogosa in Akhaltski, Georgia

$25 ~ 600 seeds

 

Banatka

Breeder population by Eli Rogosa (Ukrainka x Bankuti) robust, high yielding, Reknowned for excellent baking quality and wide adaptability.

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$25 - 1 oz

 

 

 

 

 

Rouge de Bordeaux

winter wheat beloved by French artisan bakers, rich flavor.

Gifted to Eli by Jean Francois Berthelow, master seed-saver in France.

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$25 - 1/ oz

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bezbanatskaja

high yield, delicious winter landrace

 

siberia

for hearty peasant breads

$25 - 1 oz

 

 

 

 

 

Einkorn


T. monococcum

Wild einkorn (T. boeoticum) was gathered by the ancient builders of Gobekli Tepi for sacred ceremonies. Brought by Abraham and Sarah to the Land of Israel. It has a more delicate gluten than wheat and makes delicious breads that may be safe for people with gluten sensitivity.

Einkorn contains gluten and is not safe for Celiacs.

$25 for 1 oz with seedheads

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Red Fife

Know as Halachanka in its homeland of Galicia, Poland. In 1850 Canadian David Fife planted Halychanka. It became known as Red Fife, the bakers' favorite from 1860 to the turn of the twentieth century.

$25 - 1 OUNCE

 

 

 

 

 

 

Black Winter Emmer

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Majestic Black Winter Emmer thrives in drought or heavy rain. Fusarium resistant. Savored in soups, breakfast cereal, flatbreads and pasta. Highly nutritous. 1 cup = 24g protein. Recipes

Collectd in the Carpathian Mountains by Geza Kovacs, Hungarian Genebank, $25 ~ 600 seeds

 

 

 

Hourani Biblical Wheat

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This ancient wheat variety was discovered in the Masada Fortress by Yigal Yadin, translator of the Dead Sea Scroll, stored 2,000 years ago by King Herod. This is the wheat eaten by ancient Israelis but today is almost extinct. Collected by Nikolai Vavilov in 1926. and collected by Eli Rogosa in Wadi Fukin near Bethlehem

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Hourani - ancient biblical wheat eaten 2000 years ago in Jerusalem

$25 - 1 oz

 

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Ancient Grain Posters

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BOOKS

 Seder Zariim L'Zemananu

The Way of Seed for Our Times

ancient teachings of blessings and seed in the first volume of the Mishnah - 30 pages pdf

 Seed Stewards

Seed-Saving Activity Guidebook

grade-by-grade hands-on seed science

- 41 pages-pdf

$12.95

All photos and text copyright by Eli Rogosa and may not be copied, used or adapted without written permission.

Restoring Our Seed

New England Seed Conference