This is a high-yielding spring wheat, and It is hybrid, and one of the best varieties for milling and bread making. Its high yield and popularity are due principally to its early maturity, which has sometimes enabled it to escape stem rust and drought. it is one of the descendants of a cross between an early-ripening Indian wheat, Hard Red Calcutta (as female) and Red Fife (as male). 1907 Canadian variety that is a premier bread baking wheat that gained Canada as the leader in wheat exporting nations by 1918. Matures 7-10 days earlier than Red Fife.