Too Quiet

George Fifer of Ramsey county, in 1893, killed a wild goose and in cleaning found a kernel of a very peculiar kind of wheat. He saved it and planted it the following spring, raising four heads, one of which contained 109 kernels. He has continued to plant what he had harvested the previous year, and this season has one and one-half acres in. He says that in ordinary seasons this wheat will yeild from forty to sixty bushels to the acre. He intends to place it on the market in 1899 and will sell it for seed at $2 per bushel. The wheat is of a dark red color, and as hard as Fife.

Bismarck Daily Tribune, 7/24/1897

Bad Swede

Posted 07/24/2013