Landrace Wheats

The Heritage Grain Conservancy is a farmer cooperative to conserve and restore delicious landrace grains on the verge of extinction. Our populations are available in small amounts to multiply, select and restore. Like Gandhi's Salt Walk, if small-scale farmers and gardeners work together to restore biodiversity, we can create an alternative to the global grain cartel.

Each landrace is a variable population of diverse traits. Plant each seed 12" apart, undersow with clover in early spring, and select a diversity of resilient plants. for stable yields over the weather extremes of climate change.

For discounts, contact Eli directly:

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New England Heritage Wheats - Catalogue

Any three packets of 100 seeds for $25 + shipping . Contact: growseed@yahoo.com for details.

Caucasus Rouge

'Tsiteli Doli' in its ancestral Caucasus homeland.

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exceptional beauty & flavor

Resistant to drought and disease. fondazioneslowfood.com/en/ark-of-taste-slow-food/doli-wheat/

Collected by Eli Rogosa in Akhaltski, Georgia

 

Banatka

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

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$25 - 1 oz

Black Winter Emmer

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Majestic Black Winter Emmer thrives in drought or heavy rain. Recipes

Collectd in Carpathian Mountains by Geza Kovacs, Hungarian Genebank $25 - 1 oz

Macha

most high yielding, climate-resilient in all our trial!! Hulled Caucasus Mountain Bread Wheat

$25 - 1 oz

 

 

 

Poltavka

voluptuous landrace collected in 1915 from Jewish farmers in Novo-Poltavka, Ukraine. Poltavka was an ancient culture of Neolithic farmers where grain goddess firgurines were found in grain bins and bread ovens.

$25 - 300 seeds - 15 gm

 

Einkorn


T. monococcum

Einkorn was eaten in Gobekli Tepi for sacred ceremonies. Brought by Abraham and Sarah to the Land of Israel. Delicate gluten, makes delicious breads, safer for most people with gluten sensitivity.

$25 - 1 oz

 

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 oz

 

Rouge de Bordeaux

winter wheat beloved by French artisan bakers, rich flavor.

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$25 - 1/ oz

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Chelta Zanduri

T. timopheevii

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Hourani & Jaljuli Biblical Wheats

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These ancient landrace wheats were 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 are almost extinct. Collected by Nikolai Vavilov in 1926. and collected by Eli Rogosa in Wadi Fukin near Bethlehem

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Hourani or Jaljuli ancient biblical wheats eaten 2000 years ago in Jerusalem

$25 - 100 seeds

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E-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

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