A wide variety of wheat is grown nowadays. Winter wheat is planted in autumn and harvested next June or July. Spring wheat is planted after the spring frosts and harvested at the end of summer. For cooking purposes wheat can be classified as either durum or soft. Durum wheat is higher in protein, particularly the gluten. Gluten imparts elasticity and trength to flours. Feed wheat are used for livestock feed.
All types of wheat are available.