Certified Organic Hard Red Winter Wheat Seeds
Hard Red Winter Wheat as a Garden Plant
As its name implies, hard red winter wheat is grown during the winter months. The agriculture zone that you live in will determine what month you plant your wheat, but September or October are popular months to plant it. As long as hard red winter wheat is planted before the first real frost they should still thrive.
Hard red winter wheat should be planted in soil that is moist and well-drained. The wheat seeds should be covered with about 1-2 inches of soil. Hard red winter wheat is harvested around seven to eight months after planting, again, the length of time to harvest will depend on what zone you are in.
Hard red winter wheat is a popular flour choice for home and professional bakers. It is great for breads that are a bit heartier, as hard red winter wheat has a more robust flavor than white wheat varieties. This wheat is the same wheat we use in our flagship wheatgrass growing kit. If you are looking for refills for growing wheatgrass, be sure to buy the 5 & 10 pre-measured bags. These pre-measured wheatgrass refills are our most popular product because everyone comes back for the incredible quality of seed that you can't find anywhere else. Hard red winter wheat berries can be used as the base for a salad or grain bowl, making them incredibly versatile.
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Hard red winter wheat was introduced to North America by European Mennonites. Initially, winter wheat was imported from Ukraine for planting, until settlers realized how they could cultivate the wheat for midwest climates. Hard red winter wheat was especially valuable because it could overwinter and withstand the harsh temperatures of the Midwest. This wheat gets its name from its husk, which is a dark red color, it is a versatile and hearty wheat.
Hard red winter wheat has a protein content of nearly 11%. The wheat berries contain a good amount of fiber, which is crucial for balancing blood sugar. Hard red winter wheat contains higher levels of gluten than many other varieties of wheat. The minerals selenium and manganese are present in relatively high amounts, both of which are necessary to support a good foundation of health.