White Sonora Wheat
This soft winter wheat makes the best pancakes you've never had. Brought by the Spanish missionaries for tortilla production, White Sonora is adapted to dryland farming and can produce a surprisingly robust crop with little water and fertility. The beardless heads grew rust free just five miles from the ocean even in our heavy clay soil. This heirloom wheat probably wrapped the first burrito. Though technically a winter wheat, in our subtropical climate we've matured crops planted in November, February, and May. Packet includes ~200 seeds.
Planting instructions: Sow 1" deep every 5" in furrows 8-12" apart. Fall planting allows for less irrigation. Plants remain small and bunchy thru winter. In Spring they rapidly tiller and send up tall beautiful stalks that make sounds in the wind that you need to hear. Spring planting will work but requires irrigation.