Many consumers are interested in heirloom wheat for flavor, perceived health benefits, or its history, while many farmers are interested in heirloom wheat because it may have superior genetics better adapted to the challenging growing conditions in the Northeast. Production of heirloom wheat may also provide a farmer with a value added market with increased returns. This variety trial was established to determine heirloom winter wheat varieties that are suitable for production in Vermont’s growing conditions. This was the fourth year that this trial was conducted in Vermont. These projects were funded through the UNFI Foundation that has set a priority to protect the biodiversity of our seed supply and the stewardship of genetic resources of organic seed.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Emick, Hillary; Calderwood, Lily; Cummings, Erica; Gupta, Abha; Post, Julian; and Ziegler, Sara, "Organic Heirloom Winter Wheat Variety Trial" (2015). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 146.