Reply To: Adopt A Grain Project

Ashley Overstreet

Week 2

Latin name: Triticum aestivum

Chromosome count: 42

Ideal growing conditions: Can be grown as winter or spring wheat, full sun, well-drained soil, an inch of rain per week (though we watered ours more this summer)

How pollinated: Self-pollinated

Breeding system:  Self-pollination

Specific characteristics: Red Fife has a lower gluten content than many other varieties of wheat. I’ve read that it can often be tolerated by those with wheat sensitivities (not Celiac disease)