Idaho’s Popular Varieties

Idaho is one of the few places in the world where buyers can find several different classes of wheat in one place. Wheat class is determined by kernel hardness, color and planting time (winter versus spring). Each class of wheat has its own characteristics related to milling, baking and agronomic needs.

Hard Red Winter Wheat

Versatile, with excellent milling and baking characteristics for pan bread, Hard Red Winter is the choice for general purpose flour and cereal, flour tortillas, hard rolls and flat breads.

Hard Red Spring Wheat

Excellent for artisan and “designer” wheat foods like hearth breads, baguettes, croissants, bagels and pizza crust. Flour from Hard Red Spring is also blended with other flours to improve baking characteristics.

Hard White Wheat

Perfect for whole wheat breads, Asian-style noodles, bagels, hard rolls and high-extraction applications.

Soft White Wheat

A low moisture wheat with high extraction rates, providing a whiter, brighter product for exquisite cakes, pastries, cookies, crackers and Asian-style noodles. Soft White is also excellent for flatbreads.