Red Fife Wheat (Scotch Fife)
- 150 seeds
- Untreated seed
- Open pollinated
- Distance between plants – 2-4″
- Full sun ++
- Water every 1-2 days at first and then 2-3 days
- Days to maturity – 110-125 days
- Days to germination – 10-15 days
- Height – 18-30″
- Triticum aestivum
- Germination – 80%
A Scottish variety that came to Canada (Turtle Island) in 1842 and was planted by David Fyfe and his wife Jane Beckett in Otonabee, Peterborough Ontario. This variety has a long history here and is very much adapted to our climate. An ideal wheat for your northern garden.
Other names in the US: Bernard Fife, Herman Fife, MacKendry Fife, MacKissing Fife, Philsbury Fife, WendonFife, Wilcox Fife.
Plant: Direct seed on surface of soil 1 week after last frost. Cover a little bit with some soil, but not too much.
Harvest: When the seed heads have grown plump and dried up.
Seeds produced : Le Noyau & Axton Farms