An example of farmers doing on-the-farm breeding for disease resistance rather than depending on chemicals.
Selected from the survivors of a scab outbreak and named in memory of Dylan Zwinger, the grower's son.
Plant early spring (soil temps about 40F). Large seeds on 3 foot plants. Handles wet soil well.
BOTANICAL NAME : Triticum aestivum
Start in flats as soon as ground can be worked. Here in zone 6, that is in February, 3 months before our last frost date. In cold regions it may be much later, but start as early as you can. Transplant 5" apart when 2-3" high. Can also be broadcast when soil temps reach 40 degrees. Cease watering when 85% of the seed heads are golden and harvest when almost all are. Dry fully before storing. Matures in about 110-125 days.
GROW BIOINTENSIVE® CULTURAL INFO: C/Matures 16-20/Harvest 0-4/Yield 4-26 grain, 12-72 dry biomass/Spacing 5"