Hard Red Winter Wheat Berries
To order hard red wheat berries through our local co-op, click here to see our current order forms. We offer wheat berries locally very frequently, but not on every order form. If you’d like us to notify you when we take orders for wheat, sign up for our emails.
We can also ship bulk hard red wheat directly to you. Visit our store to have your order shipped.
What is Hard Red Winter Wheat Good For?
Hard red winter wheat is the quintessential grain of classic whole wheat bread; full flavored, wheaty and deep-colored. Hard red winter wheat is high in gluten, a protein that stretches to trap the air bubbles given off by yeast within the bread dough, so it is best suited for making yeast-leavened or sourdough breads.
Hard red winter wheat is comparable to hard red spring wheat, however the winter wheat is preferred by many for growing wheat grass. We also noticed that the Bronze Chief hard red spring wheat berries are a little larger than the hard red winter wheat berries.
Hard Red Winter Wheat is available in 50 pound bags or 45 pound pre-sealed pails.
About Wheat Montana’s Certified Chemical Free Grains
We love Wheat Montana products because they are NON-GMO (non-genetically modified) and also Certified Chemical Free. Certified Chemical Free grains have been produced in a chemical free environment. However, unlike Wheat Montana’s organic products, these chemical free grains are grown using a natural nitrogen fertilizer. An independent lab tests the harvested grain for any chemical residues, and finding none, they certify the grain as chemical free.
These grains are also very clean, which is super important when milling your own flour since a small stone in the wheat could easily ruin your grain mill.
Emma’s Bread Experiment
Last spring, our daughter did an experiment comparing three different types of wheat. In her experiment, bread made with Spelt was the sweetest and tastiest of the three. Watch Emma’s bread experiment here.