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Perennial Wheat ???

 
Ian Hunt
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Hi everyone!

Just joined. Been lurking for a few weeks. I can't stop thinking about permaculture and self-sufficiency. It's simply "the answer."

Anyway, I wanted to share a couple of links I came across. Apparently, perennial wheat exists, but its yields are really low. Perhaps in a few decades, we'll have perennial wheat that produces like modern wheat. Links below:

National Geographic

Discover Magazine
 
Dan Boone
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Hi, Ian, and welcome to Permies!

I'm sorry to say I don't know much about perennial wheat, but we have a thread here that's got a lot of discussion of perennial grain in general:

http://www.permies.com/t/1316/plants/Sepp-Holzer-perennial-grain

Maybe you'll find something of interest there. I hope so!


 
Ian Hunt
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Thanks!

 
Stephen Barstow
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There was some discussion of Perennial Wheat on the Homegrown Goodness forum some time ago. I think one line was developed by Tim Peters.
 
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Now I see Tim Peters work was mentioned on the link you posted
 
Fred Tyler
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I merged your stuff with the following thread. I hope that is okay by you.
 
Dylan Gillies
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Hey, i just read about this perennial wheat called Thinopyrum intermedium "intermediate wheatgrass" this is a huge and awesome thing! has anyone ever tried this?
 
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See the Land Institute: https://landinstitute.org/our-work/perennial-crops/
 
Kyle Emory
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Just ran across "Long Root Ale" at my local Brewpub. It was a collaboration between Patagonia and Hopworks done with the Land Institute's Kernza grain. Here is a video about it:

https://vimeo.com/184391007
 
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