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Wit Wolkoring (white woolly wheat) was selected as an alternative to Sonora wheat, from a similar climate region in South Africa, and has proved to be quite similar to Sonora. The difference is most readily seen in the field. The heads of Wit Wolkoring are cream colored like the straw, whereas those of the Sonora are bronze. Like the Sonora the heads are also woolly, or velvety, in appearance. Though a soft white wheat, Wit Wolkoring tends to have slightly higher protein and better gluten strength than many soft wheats, making it a versatile grain for artisan sourdough bread baking as well as many pastry applications.
*Lab data below is an average from 2019 harvest