Pima Club Wheat Seeds - (Triticum aestivum)

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SKU:
V1459 1 LB
Days to Maturity:
90 days
Status:
Heirloom, Non-Hybrid, Non-GMO seeds
  • Pima Club Wheat - (Triticum aestivum)
  • Pima Club Wheat - (Triticum aestivum)
$16.80

Description

Pima Club Wheat

Pima Club is a soft white spring wheat with short, beardless seed heads that produce many small kernels on short, fat, flattened or club shaped ears. The white kernels are soft, the chaff is easily removed without the need for mechanical milling and grind into flour well suited for cookies and pastry.

History

Pima Club wheat is one of four varieties used by the Pima Indians in southern Arizona since it was introduced by Father Kino in the sixteenth century into the Sonoran region of Northern Mexico and Southern Arizona that completely altered the food life of the Pima tribes.

Four wheat varieties became the backbone of the Pima or O’odham nation; the White Sonora, the Pima Club, a semi-hard variety called Baart and a black wheat. Pima Club is preferred for making Pinole as it is a round, beardless and soft type of wheat. Pima Club was lost for a time, but was rediscovered in one of the O’odham village and grown out by a few families for Pinole, an ancient drink made from finely ground, toasted wheat or corn.

Wheat integrated into the natural cycle of farming and food collecting without interrupting or overlapping any of the traditional cycles. Wheat was planted in November or December after the indigenous crop harvest and was harvested before the traditional spring crops were planted, so it did not require extra labor or scarce natural resources while producing much needed food during the traditional spring starvation period. It meshed perfectly with the seasons, existing crops, river flows and cycle of tribal work.

Planting Rates
  • 3oz = approx 1500 seeds, enough for a 10 x 10 ft plot, or 100 Sq. ft.
  • 6oz = approx 3000 seeds, enough for a 20 x 20 ft plot, or 400 Sq. ft.
  • 1lb = approx 8,000 seeds, enough for a 50 x 50 ft plot, or 2,500 Sq. ft.
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2 Reviews

  • 5
    Awesome Grain !!!!

    Posted by Scotty Luna on Feb 12th 2018

    Came up super fast and grows well in poor soil. Turned a soil bed that nothing could grow in into a rich dark soil. Would buy more but I'll have enough after this season !!!! Also recommend white Sonoran wheat as well !

  • 5
    Best wheat I've ever seen!

    Posted by Luke Buchanan, MO on Jul 25th 2017

    Grows fast and easy. Fun to watch and grow! If you leave the wheat out side for the winter birds like to eat it!

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