White Sonora Wheat is one of the oldest surviving wheat varieties anywhere in North America. The earliest records document it was extensively planted in the mountains of Sonora, Mexico in the early 1700's, and was widely planted in California by the early 1800's. Until the early 1900's, it provided most West Coast residents with their flour. Its flour makes stretchable dough, and is credited with the development of large flour tortillas, burritos and chimichangas.
White Sonora is a soft, round-grained winter or spring wheat with pale red grains that grow on beardless heads. An early spring variety that does equally well as a winter wheat in milder winter climates that doesn't freeze hard.
For more history and information, see our article "White Sonora Wheat – Perfect Grain for the Home Gardener".
- 3oz = approx 1500 seeds, enough for a 5 x 10 ft plot, or 50 Sq. ft.
- 6oz = approx 3000 seeds, enough for a 10 x 10 ft plot, or 100 Sq. ft.
- 1lb = approx 8,000 seeds, enough for a 50 x 50 ft plot, or 2,500 Sq. ft.
This unique variety is on Slow Food USA Ark of Taste. The Ark is an international catalog of foods that are threatened by industrial standardization, the regulations of large-scale distribution and environmental damage. In an effort to cultivate consumer demand—key to agricultural conservation—only the best tasting endangered foods make it onto the Ark.
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