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|YQ flour grown and milled at Wakelyns Agroforestry, the original home of this revolutionary wheat population.|
This flour is revolutionary! It's milled from the YQ (Yield and Quality) wheat population bred at Wakelyns Agroforestry by Professor Martin Wolfe and the Organic Research Centre. The population is a crop of extraordinary diversity, that's emerged over time from a wide range of carefully chosen parent varieties, leading to fields of millions of genetically distinct individual wheat plants rather than the usual genetically uniform monocultures.
YQ flour has great texture and flavour, and is suitable for sourdough breads, pastry and cakes. It's a wholemeal flour stone-ground from organically grown wheat and retains all the nutrients and wholesome flavour of wholegrain wheat.
Pioneering Suffolk research farm Wakelyns was established in 1994 by our friend and mentor the late professor Martin Wolfe to test and develop agroforesty approaches that integrate annual crops (like lentils and cereals) with trees and other perennial plants.
Martin aimed to increase diversity in fields and between fields, an approach that increases overall yields and ensures the farm is better able to cope with climatic variability, pest and disease pressures and is less dependent on inputs, like fertiliser, from outside the farm. Read more about Wakelyns...