The three large beds which we planted contained Sonora, Red Fife and Glenn seed. The seed was generously donated by Glenn Roberts, of Anson Mills in South Carolina.
This post will focus on Sonora.
Sonora is a soft white winter wheat and what is called a "Landrace" grain, meaning it is (or historically was) a local variety of wheat that developed naturally by farmer selection and environmental adaptation. This is opposed to "Modern" wheats, which are the result of very deliberate and scientific, selective breeding.
The glutinous white flour made from Sonora wheat makes stretchable dough suited to large tortillas, which were historically important for the development of burritos and chimichangas. Its wheat berries were used for pinole and posole. Its growing area is primarily associated with the bi-national Sonoran Desert and Mediterranean California climes.