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Durum Wheat

Durum Wheat

Durum Wheat

Durum Wheat

Durum Wheat

Durum is a spring wheat used to make semolina flour for pasta. In Latin, ‘durum’ means ‘hard,’ and durum wheat is the hardest of the wheat varieties. In the US, durum wheat is typically grown in the Great Plains where conditions for this wheat are best. Prepare a bed in a sunny location in the fall, then plant durum wheat as soon as the ground can be worked in spring.

Characteristics:

  • Plant in spring for late summer harvest
  • Hardest of all wheats
  • Has an elegant, classic, golden appearance
  • Best for milling into semolina flour for pasta

Have you ever grown Durham wheat? Please tell us about your experiences with Durum.

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