I received the seeds for this heritage treasure from Lee-Ann Hill who got them from Sylvia Davatz. Sylvia received the seeds from Richard Roberts of the Maine Grain Alliance. This is Richard's story of its origin: "In 2016 I was harvesting some emmer that I had planted next to some very tall Midsommer Rye. I was using MGAs chinese rice combine. In the bottom of some of the bags of emmer in the hull were a few loose seeds. I assumed that it was some emmer that the machine had knocked from their hulls or that they were immature. I did a germination test and they were good. I replanted them and what you have is the result. I called it Land Trust Emmer because it was grown on my place which is part of a land trust. It also grows great as a spring crop. Sylvia sent some of it to South Dakota U and when I talked to Brent Turnipseed about it, he was skeptical that it had occurred spontaneously and that it must have been some triticale seed in with the emmer I planted. This was the second year of planting this particular emmer so...... I love the blue color of the plant in the field and how prolific it is. Some bakers here have used it and love it for scones. I currently have 5 acres of it planted. Please share it with whoever you like."