Varieties of Bread Wheat
|A selection of
six wheat varieties showing variations in plant height, ear type,
presence or absence of awns and colour of the mature grain.
"Solstice". A short, widely grown British variety
producing grain that is suitable for a bread-making flour.
2 = "Soissons". A short early maturing French awned
variety from the 1970's, but prone to late frosts.
3 = An old Armenian variety that can grow up to five feet high.
4 = "Maris Widgeon". A moderately-tall variety that was
favoured for thatching and making corn 'dollies'.
5 = "Redfast". A tall British heritage variety with the
ears and mature grain having a darker 'tanned' appearance, known
6 = "Bearded Red". A tall British heritage, similar to
"Redfast" in colour but with awns.
|Select from the options below to view the plants
|Plant height = height of plant at
maturity, either short or tall.
Ear = compact ears are the usual type; 'lax' have the flower heads
spaced along the ear.
Awns = presence or absence of awns on the ears, 'bearded' wheat
Colour = colour of the mature grain; 'white' is light brown, 'red'
is a darker brown.
The information displayed on the wheat
varieties display board is available as a 'pdf' file.