Wisconsin Pedigree No. 2

Wisconsin Pedigree No. 2 is a selection of Turkey Red developed at the University of Wisconsin in the 'teens of the last Century.  We were astounded when this variety developed red stems just before harvest.  Red stems are a trait of Turkey Red that goes back to the Krymki wheat in the area of modern Ukraine from which Turkey Red was selected in the 1870s.  The color is caused by anthocyanins in the plants.  In addition to acting as antioxidants and fighting free radicals, anthocyanins may offer anti-inflammatory, anti-viral, and anti-cancer benefits.  We are seeing more mentions of red or purple colored stems in heritage wheat as we research heritage wheat varieties.  To learn more about our work with Wisconsin Pedigree No. 2, you can read "A Seed Story," which was published in Rural Heritage Magazine in the Spring of 2017.  

 

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2 lb bag, Wisconsin No 2 Flour, 92% extraction, FREE SHIPPING

Wisconsin No 2 is a selection of Turkey Red that began in 1905, when the University of Wisconsin sought out a Turkey Red cultivar suitable for growing in Wisconsin's climate. Wisconsin No 2 was released in 1917 and was grown in the state for a few years until the Wisconsin market changed over to soft red winter wheat around WWII. In 2015 we requested a 5 gm sample of Wisconsin No 2 from the USDA Small Grains Collection and began growing it out. Wisconsin No 2 produces flour with 1-2% higher protein than the Ehmke Turkey Red we have been selling up until now. The 2020 crop, although small, is excellent quality. It came out of our Newman Rd field which has been chemical free for 15 years
$13.00

4 lb bag, Wisconsin No 2 Flour, 92% extraction, FREE SHIPPING

Wisconsin No 2 is a selection of Turkey Red that began in 1905, when the University of Wisconsin sought out a Turkey Red cultivar suitable for growing in Wisconsin's climate. Wisconsin No 2 was released in 1917 and was grown in the state for a few years until the Wisconsin market changed over to soft red winter wheat around WWII. In 2015 we requested a 5 gm sample of Wisconsin No 2 from the USDA Small Grains Collection and began growing it out. Wisconsin No 2 produces flour with 1-2% higher protein than the Ehmke Turkey Red we have been selling up until now. The 2020 crop, although small, is excellent quality. It came out of our Newman Rd field which has been chemical free for 15 years
$19.00