In 2012, UVM Extension conducted a winter heirloom variety trial. 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. This variety trial was established to determine what heirloom winter wheat varieties are viable in Vermont’s growing conditions.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Monahan, Susan; Cummings, Erica; Harwood, Hannah; and Madden, Rosalie, "Heirloom Winter Wheat Trial" (2012). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 262.