[Ger-Poland-Volhynia] some kind of grain

Otto otto at schienke.com
Fri Nov 29 19:40:41 PST 2013

On Nov 29, 2013, at 9:30 PM, rlyster wrote:

> Maybe you mean Weisekorn  or Wheat??   Rita
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> Does anyone happen to know what "Welschkorn" might be, or what it might have 
> been back around 1800?  The Russian government's recruitment propaganda 
> included it along with wine, saffron, melons and tobacco in a list of all 
> the wonderful things that would grow in the Odessa region.
> From the Department of Silly Questions in Bozeman.
> Dick Benert 
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I cannot state with certainty but I'd place my nickel on Buckwheat.

Buchweizen = Beechwheat = Buckwheat = Fagopyrum esculentum related to rhubarb, an ancient seed cultivated approximately 8,000 years. We raised a field of it each year for baking and as a grits sausage ingredient.  My son saw fields of it growing in Bhutan.

Schwarzes Welschkorn {n} [Buchweizen]
buckwheat [Fagopyrum esculentum, syn.: F. emarginatum]bot.
common buckwheat [Fagopyrum esculentum, syn.: F. emarginatum]bot.
Japanese buckwheat [Fagopyrum esculentum, syn.: F. emarginatum]bot.
silverhull buckwheat [Fagopyrum esculentum, syn.: F. emarginatum]bot.


Welschkorn in German
Welschkorn bezeichnet:
	• (Alt)-Mais (von „welschem Korn“)
	• Echter Buchweizen (auch Schwarzes Welschkorn)


. . .   Otto
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