Cereals at the Mill - 2023

In 2023 we will be growing a display of "The Role of Genes in Modern Bread Wheat". Additional information and photographs are available by selection the appropriate option below.

The second display will be a display of some "Common Cereals" that will include wheat, barley, oats and rye.
Additional information on the displays grown in previous years is available below.

Wheats of the World

Information on some of the rarer species of wheat that were originally grown more commonly around the world.

Crop Rotation

A display of the traditional Norfolk four-course crop rotation of clover, wheat, turnips and barley.

Common Cereals

Some information on the common cereals of wheat, barley and oats, and on the more uncommon rye and spelt.

The Evolution of Wheat

A guide to the evolution of modern wheat from the early wild wheat and goat grasses.

Varieties of Bread Wheat

A selection of six varieties to show variations in plant height and the colour and type of the seed spike or ear.

The Role of Genes in Modern Bread Wheat

A description of how height reducing genes have been used to produce the shorter modern wheat.