Durum Wheat Seed Supplier

Durum wheat is a specialist cereal crop that is again attracting attention as farmers look for alternatives to diversify their arable cropping. Elsoms supported the growth of Durum wheat in UK in the 1980's and 1990's by working with French plant breeder, Florimond Desprez, to supply varieties suitable for use in the UK from their long standing and impressive Durum Wheat breeding programme.

  • Durum wheat from Florimond Desprez

    Durum wheat from Florimond Desprez

  • Florimond Desprez Durum Wheat Trials

    Florimond Desprez Durum Wheat Trials

  • Miradoux Durum Wheat - Padstow Cornwall

    Miradoux Durum Wheat - Padstow Cornwall

  • Miradoux Durum Wheat  - Padstow Cornwall

    Miradoux Durum Wheat - Padstow Cornwall

Durum Wheat has been commercially successful in the UK when supported by specific buy back contracts, as was the case in the 1980's and 1990's. The recent growth in interest in the crop has been driven by farmers looking to produce their own premium processed food products, such as Padstow Pasta. The production of Durum Wheat in the UK was pioneered in the Eastern Counties where, in comparison to other areas of the country, the relatively milder winters and dryer summers aided the crop's development and the production and harvesting of high quality grain suitable for the production of semolina and subsequently pasta.

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