In 2017, the University of Vermont Extension Northwest Crops and Soils Program evaluated 20 heirloom winter wheat varieties to determine which varieties thrive in organic production systems in northern Vermont. 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 was the sixth year that this trial was conducted in Vermont.
Vermont, University of Vermont
Darby, Heather; Emick, Hillary; Cummings, Erica; Gupta, Abha; Ruhl, Lindsey; and Ziegler, Sara, "Heirloom Winter Wheat Variety Trial" (2017). Northwest Crops & Soils Program. 51.