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There is some confusion as to the identity of this variety (White kerneled vs. Red kerneled). The variety became established in Utah from seed distributed by a Mr. Lofthouse, a farmer at Paradise, Utah. He stated in 1893 or 1894 that this was one of the best varieties of wheat for dry farming, producing large yields, and a good milling wheat. Lofthouse was hardy, standing the winter better than other varieties, and soon became the most extensively grown winter wheat in northern Utah and southern Idaho. The origin of the variety can not be accurately traced, and considerable confusion exists as to whether the variety originally was a white white kerneled or red-kerneled wheat.


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