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For more than 40 years, one wheat variety dominated the Canadian prairies. Red Fife — the red-seeded wheat grown by David Fife, a Scottish immigrant — gave the highest yields of the best quality. It almost didn’t happen, if you believe the stories. And then, having set the standard, Red Fife was eclipsed by its own offspring and slowly slid into oblivion. Until, in 1986, Sharon Rempel set about rescuing it.
Thanks to Kara Gray and Richard Gray for their help.
@eatthispodcast weird! There is a plaque! And more info here https://thekawarthas.ca/red-fife-wheat-a-peterborough-discovery/ .. Hope that helps! I’ve grown it here, in my urban seed farm, beautiful crop!
@eatthispodcast there is one! Dm’ed :)
@urbantomatolady Oooh. That would be great. Please let me know.
@eatthispodcast I’m not sure! I think there’s an exhibit and more information through Lang pioneer village in Keene. I’ll look into it!
@urbantomatolady Is there a statue? Or a plaque?
@kenalbala Thanks Ken. Noodles will appear at some stage.
Enjoyable and informative.
Miniseries has been fabulous so far!
Part of our heritage here in Peterborough ON!