Palouse Heritage Crimson Turkey™ Wheat is the famed hard red winter wheat native to the fertile steppes of southeastern Europe. It is the ancestor to a vast range of modern bread wheats and known for imparting a complex, nutty flavor. Its 19th century name, Turkey Red, originated because German colonist farmers brought it to the American Midwest in the 1870s from areas once inhabited by Russia’s Turkic peoples. Many of these immigrants went on to settle throughout the Pacific Northwest after a vanguard traveled by wagons in the early 1880s to settle in the Palouse and Big Bend districts where Crimson Turkey™ has adapted to regional growing conditions.   

Palouse Heritage Crimson Turkey™ Certified Organic Stone-Milled Wheat Flour is ideal for traditional yeast & sourdough breads. It is available in our online store here.