Description and Photos courtesy of John Sherck: "This variety of heritage winter wheat was bred by Eli Rogosa. It is a cross of two Eastern European landrace wheat varieties, Bankuti (known for it’s rich flavor) and Ukrainka (a Hungarian variety that is productive and adaptable, with excellent baking quality). Banatka should be fall planted sometime after the Hessian Fly date for your growing region. Banatka should be planted a little further apart than other wheat varieties. The suggested distance is approx. 8” apart for the best yield. Wider spacing allows for a more vigorous and deep root system. This will help prevent lodging in areas with frequent spring and summer rains."
Scott Hucker, Great Lakes Staple Seeds, Ortonville, MI:
My passion for heirloom grains was sparked by how well this variety thrived in our garden. Easy to thresh by hand. Grind into flour for homemade bread. Fall plant after the Hessian fly date for your region.
Horton Nash, CO:
Exhibits awned and awnless; growing out separately