|The blue color is long gone by now, but the overall impression is still very distinct. It's the strongest stalk I've ever worked with, and the heads are heavy and compact. This is the third year of growing it out. It should be further along, except that last year the birds really hit it hard. This year the entire test plot was well covered with hooped bird netting. What a pleasure to harvest undamaged wheat!|
Tuesday, July 24, 2018
Haynes Bluestem Harvest
The Haynes Bluestem was a real pleasure. It's the first wheat I harvested this year that was standing up 100%! Very interesting stalks. They are arrow-straight and a foot shorter than the winter wheat or even the Red Fifes in the test plot. The heads, culms, and straw just make a really neat package. The harvest overall looks a bit "thin" but I'm very impressed with how the berries look and taste. I also measured the plot and will do a yield calculation after threshing. Anyhow, I really want to continue growing it out now!