A rare seed from the Ukraine
dioccum) is also called Farro
a Hungarian 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.
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.
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.
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 is high quality
heritage wheat that is still used today in France for
baking a wide variety of products.
Kamut is a grain that is high
in protein and is ideally suited
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
Note: As a complement to our
customers we always ship 10% more seeds than were
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.
can these seeds be planted? Anywhere.
The wheat is a hardy, drought resistant
plant and has been grown in Russia,
Ukraine, Maine and Texas.
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.
purity: As 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
are approximately 600 seeds per ounce.
Rick's Wheat Biscuit
recipe will allow you to experience the true
texture and flavor of this wheat.
cups Banatka flour
tsp baking powder
- 1 cup
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.
*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 Emmer Seeds (approx.
gram of Banatka Seeds (approx 20 seeds)
Choose quantity when ordering
Banatka Seed: 1 Ounce (approx.
600 seeds) - $20.00
Choose quantity when ordering
Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds)
$1.00 per gram of Einkorn Seeds (approx.
Einkorn Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) - $10.00
$1.00 per gram of Kamut-T Khorsan
Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
Kamut-T Khorsan Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600
seeds) - $5.00
$1.00 per gram of Touselle
French Heritage Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
Touselle French Heritage Seed: 1 Ounce
(approx. 600 seeds) - $5.00
gram of Kamut Seeds (approx. 20 seeds)
Kamut Seed: 1 Ounce (approx. 600 seeds) -