£5.60£19.81

Organic Milling Wheat Grain – YQ Population

We are excited to now have a small amount of this population wheat available. We find that it behaves similarly to our Maris wigeon and has a good depth of flavour.

Suitable both for home milling and larger scale mills. We currently supply a number of water mills in the South-West milling both for display and for sales. For trade discounts and delivery on large quantities please contact us.

 

5kg           £5.60

15kg*       £13.40

25kg*       £19.81

 

*Please note that we don’t always hold large stocks in these sizes, and there may therefore be a short delay in sending this to you. If so we will email you with more details when you order, or contact us for more information.

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Description

This is a population wheat which derives from the Waklyns YQ. Rather than being a single variety, carefully kept pure from generation to generation, this was created by Martin Wolfe by crossing 20 varieties, (many quite old and chosen for their quality for bread and their yield in less than perfect conditions and low-input systems – hence “YQ”) to create nearly 200 lines which are all grown together. This means that the whole crop has an immense genetic diversity which gives it great resilience to changing conditions. By keeping seed from year to year those best adapted to our local soil and climate will be favoured so in due course we will have bred a population adapted to our farm: a Tamarisk landrace, which may yield less than others in optimal years but should average well overall. We harvested the first crop in 2017, and so far we are pleased with the quality and flavour. To read more detail about this we recommend this excellent article from the Guardian.

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5kg, 15kg*, 25kg*