Wheat sample, Triticum vulgare (Gramineae) in glass cylindrical jar with stopper. This sample was grown by the Department of Agriculture at the Cowra Experiment Farm, New South Wales, 1918.
This was a popular variety, which was drought tolerant and matured early in the season. It was released in 1901 and was developed by James Farrer, who developed a number of drought tolerant varieties suitable for the dry Australian climate.
syn. Wheat, Federation.
Cylindrical glass jar with glass stopper containing yellow grains. Printed label with handwritten text affixed to front.
Donation from Cowra Experiment Farm, New South Wales: Agriculture Department, 18 May 1918
Handwritten text on white label affixed to front of jar reads: "4170 / WHEAT / HARD FEDERATION / GROWN IN NEW / SOUTH WALES".
Type of item
Exhibition Collection Management
56 mm (Width), 178 mm (Height)