Man's first form of cultivated wheat was grown by farmers more than 10,000 years ago. We now refer to this as Ancient Wheat.
Ancient Grains like this are extra healthy and taste good as well!

God's
Ancient Wheat offers wheat seeds of many different varieties so you can grow your very own Ancient Grains.


 

The original wheat seeds were obtained from the Heritage Wheat Conservatory in 2011/2012. The initial seeds were planted in Texas in the fall of 2012 and harvested in the spring of 2013.  The harvest from the 2013 crop was planted in the fall of 2014, using organic methods, and harvested in the spring of 2014.

The wheat farmers are Rick and Steve. Rick and Steve started investigating ancient grains a few years ago due to their healthful qualities. After extensive research, they selected the wheat varieties that offered the best quality, hardiness and nutrition. Their plan was to just grow enough to feed their family and friends, but the wheat has done so well they decided they should share it with others.  Their research proved correct as the seeds survived a cold winter (for Texas), hailstorms, and a wet spring while commercial wheat failed.  As Rick and Steve expected, God's wheat is the best, untouched by genetic engineering.

They decided to only offer small amounts of the seed at this time so as many family farmers as possible could benefit. Rick and Steve have spent many hours planting, harvesting, dehulling, winnowing and sorting these seeds for your enjoyment.

***Seeds Available Now***
BanatkaA rare seed from the Ukraine

Banatka- a Hunga
rian landrace highly favored for its winter-hardiness, resistance to drought conditions and outstanding character for baking bread. Nikolai Vavilov, the acclaimed Russian plant explorer, characterized Banatka as 'distinguished by high productivity, excellent baking quality and broad adaptability'. Banatka's height towers over weeds, standing tall with strikingly attractive awned majesty.

                         Emmer: (triticum dioccum) is also called Farro
Emmer: The domestication of the wheat had been discovered in Turkey, the Fertile Crescent and on the Indian sub-continent. In ancient Egypt, Emmer was the main wheat used during the time of the Pharaohs. Interestingly, the wheat has been mentioned as one of the five grains used by the Jews at Passover. Emmer is known for growing well in poor soils and resistant to some fungal diseases. Recently grown across Europe, the wheat is outstanding for bread-making. Higher in fiber than current wheat seed and most recently being used in pasta making.

Einkorn
Einkorn: This wheat was one of the first plants to be domesticated and cultivated. The earliest evidence of the domestication of Einkorn dates from 10,600 to 9,900 years before present (8,650 BC to 7,950 BC) from two archaeological sites in Turkey. Einkorn is the original wheat and has the fewest chromosomes of any known wheat. This variety is from Turkey. This wheat will be shipped in the hull and ready for planting. Our experience is that this wheat has a higher germination rate if planted in the hull. We will ship two ounces of hulled wheat for every ounce of wheat purchased to account for the weight of the hull.


Kamut-T Khorsan
    Khorasan is an ancient grain and is from modern-day Iran. This grain is twice the size of modern-day wheat and is known for its rich nutty flavor.

Touselle French Heritage
 Touselle is high quality heritage wheat that is still used today in France for baking a wide variety of products.

Kamut
  Kamut is a grain that is high in protein and is ideally suited for pastas.

Biblical Durum: Coming SUMMER 2017

    Biblical Durum has been grown in Central Europe and the near East since 7000 BC.  Durum in Latin means "hard", and the species is the hardest of all wheat. Its high protein content, as well as its strength, make durum good for special uses, the most well-known being pasta. . It is low in gluten so in most instances bread doughs contain only a portion of durum wheat and are supplemented with commercial white flours. The variety we offer comes from an area around Bethlehem.



  • Planting:  These varieties are winter wheat and are planted in the fall and harvested in the spring or early summer. The seeds should be planted 1" to 1.5" deep, 1" between seeds, and 6 to 8 inches between rows. The plants will grow 3 feet to 5 feet high.
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  • Where can these seeds be planted? Anywhere. The wheat is a hardy, drought resistant plant and has been grown in Russia, Ukraine, Maine and Texas.


  • How much should I plant?  The yield varies based on the soil, fertilizer, rain, and other weather conditions. The average reported is 7 bushels per acre or around 400 to 450 pounds of seed.


  • Seed purityAs the original seeds were hand harvested from locations around the world, small amounts of other ancient grain seeds were mixed. Consequently,  the mixed seed is either: Touselle (a fine French Heritage wheat) or  a rare Biblical Durum that was collected from a field near Bethlehem and is reported to have been eaten at the time of Jesus. We have found this mix grows well together and produces a good yield and excellent flavor.

There are approximately 600 seeds per ounce.

For More Information Email Us: chopper10@vvm.com



Banatka Wheat Biscuits

Rick's Wheat Biscuit Recipe
This recipe will allow you to experience the true texture and flavor of this wheat.
  •  2 cups Banatka flour
  •  5 tsp baking powder
  •  1/4 cup shortening
  • 1 cup milk

Sift dry ingredients.  Cut in shortening until like coarse crumbs. Make a well. Add milk all at once. Stir quickly with fork. Knead gently 10 or 12 times. Roll or pat dough 1/2 inch thick.  Either cut into biscuit size or drop biscuits onto greased baking sheet.  Bake 425 until done. Timing dependent on size of biscuit....10 to 15 min.  Makes 10 to 12.

Ordering Information

Note: As a complement to our customers we always ship 10% more seeds than were ordered!
*Due to limited supplies and our desire to share this with as many family farmers as possible the maximum order is 1 ounce. (approx. 600 seeds)*
$1.00 per gram of Banatka Seeds (approx 20 seeds
Choose quantity when ordering
Quantity
(Number of Grams)
:

Banatka Seed
: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $20.00


$1.00 per gram of Emmer Seeds (approx. 20 seeds
Choose quantity when ordering
Quantity :


Emmer Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $20.00


$1.00 per gram of Einkorn Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
Quantity :

Einkorn Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $10.00


$1.00 per gram of Kamut-T Khorsan Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
(Limited Supply)
Quantity :

Kamut-T Khorsan Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $5.00
(Limited Supply)

$1.00 per gram of Touselle French Heritage Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
(Limited Supply)
Quantity :

Touselle French Heritage Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $5.00
(Limited Supply)

$1.00 per gram of Kamut Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
(Limited Supply)
Quantity :


Kamut Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $5.00
(Limited Supply)



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The seeds that will be available in the future are:

  

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