List of Canadian Heritage Wheat Varieties

List Of Canadian Heritage Wheat Varieties

Red Fife was the first named variety of wheat developed in Canada. Plant breeders continue to use heritage wheat varieties in order to develop new varieties.

Farmers are growing heritage wheat varieties as part of the 100 Mile Diet, 'eat local' and Slow Food movements. Red Fife wheat is the first variety preserved heritage wheat to celebrate terroir which is the interaction of the genetics of the variety with the growing conditions where the variety is grown.

There are no 'native' bread wheats in Canada. All the wheat has come to Canada from around the world.

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