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The "Terroir" of Wheat

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The "Terroir" of Wheat

alkapal | Apr 13, 2012 08:36 PM

Looking up "Red Fife" flour, I found this fact of genetic changes in wheat from season to season to be fascinating….and thought I'd share it with you

---->>>>"""It might have originated in Turkey, then moved across the Black Sea to the Ukraine where the Mennonite farmers grew it from the late 1700s to mid 1800s when it was shipped to Glasgow, where a friend of David Fife's found it, sent a sample of seed to Fife in Ontario. But it's impossible to prove because the wheat genetics change season to season as the genetics interact with the soil and environment, creating the 'terroir' of the variety for that year and from that field."""

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Fife...

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