Triticum urartu. This diploid species of wild wheat is one of the progenitors of modern bread wheat! It is thought that modern durum (bread) wheat evolved from the wild species T. dicoccoides. This species in turn, originated in the Near East through hybridization of diploid Triticum urartu and another diploid species, Aegilops speltoides 580,000–820,000 years ago. Rather productive of smaller, 2-4 inch heads of small grains that may be white, tan, or black in color. Best as a spring planted variety. ~2-3 heads per packet.