Originally grown on the land of David Fife, this hard wheat is a Canadian heirloom that most of the modern wheats were developed from. Thought to have originated in Turkey and brought to the Ukraine and grown by the Mennonites there. The seed was sent to Glasgow and from there a friend of David's sent him a sample in 1842. It grows 3-5 feet depending on fertility. The seeds will be either red or white in color depending on growing conditions. It is a spring planted wheat in colder climates, but can be grown as either a spring or fall wheat in moderate climates.
Minimum of 1/2 lb of seeds.
Planting Depth: 1/2-1 inch
Plant Spacing: Loosely scatter seeds on surface of soil (approx. 30-40 seeds/sq ft.)
Can be planted in the fall, around first frost or up to 3 weeks before, and will sprout again in spring.
Or can be planted in early to mid-spring and harvested in the fall.